the disgraced Minister, and maintained him honourably until the storm passed over. and Gandhi was recalled.
When the grandfather died, his son Karamchand took his place, and served as Prime Minister of Porbandar for twenty-five years. Then he, too, incurred the displeasure of his sovereign—by no means a difficult task in those days—took his leave and went to Rajkot, bequeathing to his brother his badge of office and the honours of the palace.
The Gandhi "clan" were evidently of considerable importance in the political life of Porbandar. "One of my earlier memories," said Mohandas, "is connected with the learning and repetition, as a child, of the family pedigree, with all its ramifications, and offshoots, away there in the old home within the walls of the White City."