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remember to have talked with him. The distance between us was so great and the bridging of it was not yet [ done l. I saw the lion in his lair— distantly admired his personal charms and left. Within a month or two chance brought me into closer touch with him. One thing, I believe, is common to all really great men. It may be a fanciful standard of mine but I believe, there is a psychology behind it. On your approaching a really great man you don't feel out of place in his society. However humble you may be, one undefined look of cordiality from him makes you feel that you are welcome. His heart is too broad to lack room for a fellowman who comes to do him honour. Rabindranath was one of those elect. Believe ma when I say that I have seen men justly high in reputation for learning & intelligence but so self-conscious, narrow and self-centred that you feel scared at their proximity. So I felt quite at home with him within the first few hours of my acquaintance with him. Though my place was one of subordination to him, I never had reason to feel the existence of the yoke. I served him almost because I loved »?ፀ