At Brooklands

The morning of the second day, a neighbour sent over her car asking if

'Abdu'l-Baha would not like to take his guests to the Brooklands aviation

ground. Though it was windy, an aviator was on the track, when he heard

who the visitor was offered to fly for him. 'Abdu'l-Baha left his friends

and walked out into the middle of the course, where he stood alone

watching the biplane making wide circles above him.

A Hindu who was learning to fly at the school joined 'Abdu'l-Baha's

friends and asked: Who is the man in Eastern dress?

When told, he exclaimed, Oh I know him very well through his teachings,

which I have studied, and immediately he went to meet 'Abdu'l-Baha.

They talked together for some time in Arabic, the young man showing great

joy at being in his presence. He afterwards said that for many years he

had longed for this moment.

While having tea out of doors, 'Abdu'l-Baha and the young Hindu, sitting

at the head of the long benches that has been arranged, talked merrily to


'Abdu'l-Baha noticed two of the airmen who were wrestling on the grounds,

and when they stopped, he went to them clapping his hands and crying in

English, Bravo! Bravo! that is good exercise.

Since his return to Egypt, 'Abdu'l-Baha has sent a kind message of

remembrance to the people of Byfleet, saying that he will never forget


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