The Danish Peace Academy
GANDHI AND NORDIC COUNTRIESCollected by E. S. Reddy - EReddy@aol.com and Holger Terp
Yeravda Central Prison,
February 23, 1933
My dear Tangai,
You have sent me a note not written by you. Therefore you cannot complain if I sent you a reply not written by me.168
I know that Uncle Charlie169 eats much salt, but you must not copy bad habits of elderly people, and eating much salt is a bad habit, and much salt spoils the original flavour of things with which it is mixed.
Uncle Charlie has also a habit of spoiling little children by giving them too many sweets. Therefore, if I were you, I should distribute sweets amongst lots of poorer children and I should feel happy at the thought of sharing with them gifts received from friends.
Love and kisses from us both.
Source: My Dear Child, page 119; Collected Works, Volume 53, page 380
168 This was a typed letter.
169 C.F. Andrews