Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Becoming extremely exhausted due to last day’s farewell visits

Mahmud's Diary
August 22, 1912
Green Acre, ME

In the afternoon He paid farewell visits to some of the friends at their homes. At each gathering He offered life-giving words and in each home He was as the beloved one who steals hearts. He then returned home extremely exhausted, to the point that He could not even sit down. ‘Our condition’, He said, ‘is like that of the exhausted iron worker’s apprentice whose master said to him, “Die, but pump.”’