At the city gate I called to the guard, privately gave him something and said: “A carriage is coming in and I think it is bringing one of our friends. When it reaches here, do not hold it up, and do not refer the matter to the Governor.” He put out a chair for me and I sat down.

– ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, referring to Mírzá Muḥammad-‘Alí, the Afnán, in Memorials of the Faithful

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