Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke English and radiated happiness

Agnes Parsons' Diary
July 28, 1912
Dublin, NH

This morning when Maggy Haney Pearson was at the house, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá looked over the provisions and said there was too much, that there would be waste as they could not eat it all. Later in the morning He sent Mirza Valiyu’llah Khan here with a bottle of rose water, a very fine extract for Jeffrey man to take in water before breakfast. I was not dressed so could not see Valiyu’llah .

This afternoon after five, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá came with Dr. Fareed — and all the Persians following. Mrs. Edward Frothingham, Mr. and Mrs. Markham, Mr. Laurence Adler, Mr. Stewart Montgomery, and a Mr. W. W. Harmon who is staying with ‘Abdu’l-Bahá heard Him speak, and Mr. Adler played for Him a little. Later, after walking about for a time, He took a drive round the lake with me — Mr. Harmon sitting in front. He was very joyous, spoke English to us and enjoyed everything, simply radiating happiness. It was about eight when I reached home after leaving Him at His house.