Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

According to Teachings of Bahá’u’lláh men and women and equal rights

Agnes Parsons' Diary
August 8, 1912
Dublin, NH

Mrs. Marsh came early that I might see her before the Cabot lunch. I wanted her to see ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, without fail, so we — she, Jeffrey, and I walked toward the house, Day-Spring. We met the carriage with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá who jumped out, met her and arranged to see her after lunch.

As we saw them we stopped, and I asked Jeffrey to brush off my shoes which had collected some dust on the walk. This he did looking up at ‘Abdu’l-Bahá with a humorous expression which He enjoyed very much. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said, as we were driving toward Elize Cabot’s: “If that had been done to some Turks, the Club would have been used.” Then He said very seriously that this courtesy shown in the West to women, is very good, but that Bahá’u’lláh had established our rights that they are to be legalized.