Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Results of a twelve–hour stay in a city

Mahmud's Diary
September 22, 1912
Lincoln, NE

Two newspaper reporters came to interview Him and recorded the interview with the utmost courtesy and respect…

Among those visiting the Master at the hotel in the afternoon were some Arabs. They had read about His arrival and His speeches in the newspapers and wished to see Him. The newspaper articles about His arrival and the Manifestations of God were translated and read to Him. It made Him happy to know that a stay in the city of only 12 hours had become the cause of spreading the teachings of God.

At 8:00 p.m., just before leaving the city, the Master came and sat in the lobby of the hotel. A number of people who had read about the new teachings in the newspapers approached and were introduced to Him. They all listened carefully to His explanations and expressed their pleasure.