The Reluctant Dragon - “I do not think it profitable that we should enter into lengthy argument.” –Lord Wavell to Mr. Gandhi - Vikram Verma in Dawn, India, 1944.
On June 20, the Government published the Gandhi-Wavell correspondence. Wavell refused to permit Gandhi to meet the Congress Working Committee. He referred to the August resolution and said : "I feel that a meeting between us at present could have no value and could only raise hopes which would be disappointed." Wavell is shown as a dragon, and Gandhi is spearing it.