Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

‘Abdu’l-Bahá was often asked to speak on the subject of immortality

Agnes Parsons' Diary
August 8, 1912
Dublin, NH

At luncheon there were Handasyd Cabot, Elize Cabot, Mr. Gregg and the three Cabot children. There was most interesting conversation, and after luncheon the little Paine girl and the younger Mauran child came in. Later Elize took a few photographs of Him, and one with Dr. Fareed and me added. When we returned ‘Abdu’l-Bahá rested on a sofa in the drawing room, but roused Himself to have a talk with Mrs. Marsh who had gone to Nancy Hale’s for a moment to speak to Miss Ware about the hour of their return to Ringe. He was lovely to her. After some things had been said, she asked if He would speak about immortality. He answered, “Yes, I have been speaking of nothing else since yesterday morning.” I suppose some people in the morning must have asked Him, yesterday, and I know Miss Caldwell asked Him to speak to that subject when we were motoring with her; as soon as we returned it was the subject asked for at the afternoon talk. At the Cabot lunch they asked for it, and again Mrs. Marsh!

Just as the talk was over, we discovered Miss Buckton was at the back of the room. She, Mrs. Tatum and a Dutch lady, Miss Schepel, having reached the hotel. Miss Buckton came up at once. When nearly here, Corrina Smith came up with her, and very kindly asked her to drive the rest of the way. I walked to Mr. MacVeagh’s corner with Miss Buckton. While I was with her Jeffrey asked ‘Abdu’l-Bahá if He would spend the night here and He said “Yes.” He went to His house and returned about ten to spend the night.