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During those days, a new car driver entered Shri Nathji’s life. He was a certain Anglo-Indian, whose name was Maxwell Lionel Huntley. Although he did not have as great a faith in Shri Nathji as Victor, yet he saw something unique in Shri Nathji’s personality, which was the holiest of the holy to him.
He had never obtained so much love from anyone else before in his entire life, not even from his parents and his wife. He was hired by Shri Nathji for a chauffeur’s salary and he spent much of his time playing with the children. He was a sort of replacement for Victor who had greatly amused the children during his time. Victor visited Shri Nathji at East Patel Nagar and met Huntley, and was amused to see his “replacement”.
Huntley’s driving was very erratic, and it was apparent that he had been out of practice since long, but Shri Nathji took the risk of keeping him as a driver purely because he kept the children entertained and acted as a companion to them, playing Monopoly with them and otherwise narrating interesting stories and jokes to them.
He had been in the Burma War and blinked his eyes continuously, saying it was the leftover of the “shell-shock” he had experienced during the war.
While he was in the jungles of Burma he had often heard a Muslim friend of his sing: “Rabb ki hove duaa – May the Lord Bless us,” and the words of the song had touched him deeply. Now that he was in the employ of Shri Nathji the words appeared to have a special meaning. He always respectfully referred to Shri Nathji as “Sir”.
Shri Nathji had brought with himself the application forms for admission of the children to a certain Vincent Hill School at Mussoorie, where the atmosphere was said to be very kind and gentle, the kind of atmosphere the boys had wanted. However the school was very selective in its admissions and many had been denied entrance. The boys filled in the applications forms at Delhi and sent them by mail to the school at Mussoorie.
Shri Nathji did not wish to take any chances with the boys’ career, and he, therefore, sought simultaneous re-admission of the boys at Allen Memorial School by telegram as well, in case the admission to Vincent Hill School was refused.
As the second week of March 1954 drew to a close, Shri Nathji, Mateshwari and the boys drove homewards to Mussoorie in the Standard car driven by Huntley, who was so unsure of his driving that he would stop the car at every curve of the hill road and struggle to change the gear of the car. Albeit they reached Mussoorie without a mishap and were back again at Savitri Nivas.