Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

‘Abdu’l-Bahá takes the tram from Hotel Windsor to Maxwell’s house

Mahmud's Diary
September 2, 1912

Today ‘Abdu’l-Bahá moved into the Hotel Windsor. As He was leaving for a meeting at Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell’s home, He took the tram. We asked whether we could call for a carriage. He said: ‘Oh, it matters little. This saves expense. There is a difference of one dollar in the fare.’ He was very careful over this type of personal expense but when He reached the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell, He gave one pound to each of their servants.

Although two adjoining rooms had been set with chairs in rows, there was still not enough space. We all felt the absence of the Eastern friends. Everyone wished they were present so they too could witness the excitement and joy that was engendered by the talk of the Master, who spoke on the inherent imperfection of the world of nature and its ultimate perfection through divine education. After the Master’s talk each guest came to shake His hand and received His blessing yet when He went upstairs, the majority followed Him, especially the new seekers.