ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Flame that Burnt Steadily

got down to earning lucre elsewhere. In a few weeks, my unedited signed articles threatened to put me away in lumber. Sachin had warned me against signing too often, not even under a pseudonym, or doing a regular column, Within six months, I was back in the fold but not on the payroll. Mutual hospitality followed with much greater frequency than in the past. To my amusement and my wife's great satisfaction, we found he could take soft drinks, too, but moderately. Permit- less though I was then, this situation was intolerable. The third time he came home I overruled my law- abiding wife and produced whisky in a bottle of hair oil, the label in: act but the contents, he certified, un- contaminated.

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