Gandhi, on his way to visit the textile mills at Darwen, Lancashire (UK), by being asked to give a short message to the people, said in October 1931: Journalist: "He would just like to say a few words." Gandhi: "You are going to tell the other children that I love you all as my own children. That's all I want to say. Finished, I finished my speech." Journalist: "You have. (laughter) . . . that he loves all the children of the world." Gandhi: "He didn't say that. (laughter) I say: But I love you all the children as my own."