A survey, however inadequate of the varied and immense activities of ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá in His tour of Europe and America cannot leave without mention some of the strange incidents that would often accompany personal contact with Him…

the touching scene when ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá, receiving from the hands of a Persian friend, recently arrived in London from ‘Ishqábád, a cotton handkerchief containing a piece of dry black bread and a shrivelled apple—the offering of a poor Bahá’í workman in that city—opened it before His assembled guests, and, leaving His luncheon untouched, broke pieces off that bread, and partaking Himself of it shared it with those who were present…

– Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By

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