Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

‘Abdu’l-Bahá delayed His departure from Montreal due to a cold

Mahmud's Diary
September 6, 1912

In the morning ‘Abdu’l-Bahá came into our room. When He saw the pile of newspapers which had been collected to send to the friends in the East, He asked, with surprise,

What have you done? What are all these newspapers for?’ We replied that they were the signs of the power and influence of the Cause of God. After leaving the church last night, the Master had caught a cold and His voice was hoarse, so even though He had planned to leave Montreal, His departure was delayed for a few days. During this time He went nowhere except to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell. However, many came to visit Him at the hotel.