Gandhi's inspiring short stories selected from the book Everyone's Gandhi
Kusum Tai Pandey
It was probably in the month of August. Another year in Gandhi's life. He was visiting Anand Niketan Hostel which was being run by Mr. Pandey, Gandhi also met Ram Singh who was suffering from typhoid fever. On his way out of Ram Singh's room he noticed a drum full of water. When he asked Mr. Pandey what it was for, he was told that the water was used for washing hands after visiting the patient.
Bapu was visibly annoyed at this.
He said, "What if we kept this drum full of water underneath that tree over there?"
Mr. Pandey answered, "The tree would get the water."