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| The Mill
July 26, 2016;
I will be gone all day Wed., July 27th &
Thurs., July 28th. I'll be back the 29th,
ready to conduct business (if there is any).
When Mahatma Gandhi was studying law
at the University College of London, a
professor by the name of Peters disliked
him intensely and always displayed
animosity towards him. And because
Gandhi never lowered his head when
addressing the Professor, as Peters
expected, there were always "arguments"
One day Mr. Peters was having lunch at
the University dining room when Gandhi
came along with his tray and sat next to
him. The professor said,"Mr. Gandhi, you
do not understand. A pig and a bird do
not sit together to eat." Gandhi looked at
him as a parent would a rude child and
calmly replied, "You do not worry,
professor. I'll fly away," and he went and
sat at another table.
Peters, red with rage, decided to take
revenge on the next test paper, but
Gandhi responded brilliantly to all
questions. Unhappy and frustrated, Mr.
Peters asked him the following question:
"Mr. Gandhi, if you were walking down
the street and found a package; and
within was a bag of wisdom and another
bag with a lot of money, which one would
Without hesitating, Gandhi responded,
"The one with the money, of course." Mr.
Peters, smiling sarcastically, said, "I, in
your place, would have taken the
wisdom." Gandhi shrugged indifferently
and responded, "Each one takes what he
Mr. Peters, by this time, was fit to be tied.
So great was his anger that he wrote on
Gandhi's exam sheet the word "idiot" and
handed it back to him. Gandhi took the
exam sheet and sat down at his desk,
trying hard to remain calm while he
contemplated his next move. A few
minutes later, Gandhi got up, went to the
professor and said to him in a dignified
but sarcastically polite tone, "Mr. Peters,
you autographed the sheet, but you did
not give me a grade!
P.S. I posted a freehand on the Danish
page, a Charatan Free Hand Relief on the
English page and a Ser Jacopo La Fuma
on the Italian page. Also a Baldo Baldi
and a handsome Castello Trademark pipe
In the spirit of quoting the most quotable,
I offer this bit of insight from GBS:
I have never thought much of the courage
of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at
least safe from other men. There is not
much harm in a lion. He has no ideals, no
religion, no politics, no chivalry, no
gentility; in short, no reason for
destroying anything that he does not want
to eat. -George Bernard Shaw, writer,
Nobel laureate (26 Jul 1856-1950)
Tins still available.
Pease Southlinch from 2002 NASPC show. $90
Friedman & Pease Winter's Tale. $100
Three Nuns 50 g. from Germany, before the
warning labels on the front. 1 tin each. $100
Balkan Sobranie 759 tall pop top 1 3/4 oz.,/50 gram
tin, 4 available. $400 each.
Balkan Sobranie Virginia # 10 50 grams. 4 tins.
For what it's worth to you, there are many more of
the Balkan Sobranie tins available.
New Tins arrived, including
Mephisto, Blackpoint, Abingdon, and a bunch of
others from 2003 and starting @ $40 a tin.