By Robert H Stockman

The awesome account of the adventure of Abdul-Baha, throughout a lot of the USA to proportion a message of the oneness of humanity and the foundations of common peace.

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He was white and shining. No words could describe His ineffable peace. The people stood about in rows and circles—several hundred in the big rooms, which all open into each other. In the dining room many sat on the floor, Marjorie and I included. We made a dark background for His glory. Only our tears reflected Him, and almost everyone there was weeping just at the sight of Him. For at last we saw divinity incarnate. Divinely He turned His head from one child to the other, one group to another.

The news of the looking forward of the American Bahais to the coming of Abdul-Baha to that country has reached here [Egypt] and it is hoped that all the friends may attain to this blessing and that the Center of the Covenant may travel to the West. Not only are the American Bahais anxious to have Abdul-Bahá in their midst, but the friends of every country are supplicating him to visit them. 4 The Egyptian Bahá’ís wanted to meet him, the newspapers wanted to interview him, and notables sought his company.

A whispered word; a remark implying awe or love, was all. I strove to get where I could at least see Him. All but impossible. At last I managed to press forward where I could peep over a shoulder and so got my first glimpse of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. He was seated. A cream colored fez upon His head from under which white hair flowed almost to His shoulders. His robe, what little I could see of it, was oriental, almost white. But these were incidentals to which I could pay little attention. The impressive thing, and what I have never forgotten, was an indefinable aspect of majesty combined with exquisite courtesy.

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