By Robert H Stockman
The striking account of the adventure of Abdul-Baha, throughout a lot of the U.S. to percentage a message of the oneness of humanity and the rules of common peace.
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12 Departing Alexandria on August 11, 1911, he arrived in Marseilles and traveled to Hotel du Parc, located in the French resort town of Thononles-Bains on the southern shore of Lake Geneva, by August 21. There he received a steady stream of American, French, and Persian visitors. The Americans included Juliet Thompson, whose diary provides a valuable and enthusiastic window into his New York sojourn, and Horace Holley, a new Bahá’í of great talent whose commitment to the Faith was greatly strengthened by meeting him.
Lutfullah Hakim, and my daughters, Mary and Ellinor, were occupied from morning till night,” Mrs. Blomfield states in her book about his visit. ”15 The visitors included ministers and missionaries, Oriental scholars and occult students, practical men of affairs and mystics, Anglican-Catholics and Nonconformists, Theosophists and Hindus, Christian Scientists and doctors of medicine, Muslims, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians. 16 Among them was Annie Besant (1847–1933), head of the Theosophical Society, who invited ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to address the society at its London headquarters.
Standing on the upper deck, wearing a long, black oriental cloak flapping in the breeze, with light tan robes underneath and a turban of pure white over his gray locks, was ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Abbás, the sixty-seven-year-old head of the Bahá’í Faith. ”1 As the ship passed the Statue of Liberty, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is reported to have “held his arms wide apart in salutation” and to have said, “There is the new world’s symbol of liberty and freedom. After being forty years a prisoner, I can tell you that freedom is not a matter of place.