It fell out of the traincar (onto the tracks) and it was clear that he would be unable to get it back.
His friends and those around him were confused by his next action:he calmly removed his other shoe.
..and threw it out in the direction of the other. When one asked, then, what he was trying to prove,
Ghandi simply said: One shoe does no good- for me or whoever would find its mate.But now,
the man who finds them lying on the track will now have a pair he can use.