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there on the 22nd, and leaving on the 24th to be back in Meherabad on the 29th in time for the meetings.

 

Bill LePage and John Ballantyne were then ordered by Baba to sit in His tomb from midnight to 12:30, mentally repeating Baba's name, with eyes open and mouth shut. Baba told Francis that he would be responsible for them if they should fall in the crypt, and asked Francis what he would do if that happened. Francis replied, "It isn't what I would do, but what you would do to me, that matters."

 

Baba said later that after the meetings of the 29th and 30th, He might have Hitaker sit alone in one place for seven days without food or drink. "And," said Baba, "if he does this, I may give him just a tiny glimpse of Me. He is a fine boy, and he is very much in love with Truth. I have drawn him. He has no idea how."

 

Baba then sent us to lunch at ten minutes to one, and stayed with us while we were eating, passing behind us and patting us each once on the shoulder. He called Hitaker to Him several times for short conversations.

 

 

Sunday, September 19

 

Baba arrives at 10:25 a.m. on foot from Meherabad. It is a soft, cloudy morning. He smiles, but is suffering. He says that today He will sit for many hours. "Today I have plenty of time, let us go slow. From tomorrow I have no time."

 

He says, "Health: give Me your reports." He asks each one individually; some how little complaints and He tells them to see Don. "I want you all to be well and strong for the 29th and 30th. I feel funny today," He said. "I sometimes can not describe My feelings; certain things even I can not describe. For example, when I was walking up here I threw stones. Years ago, I used to throw stones. At every step I would stoop down, pick up a stone, and throw it. I do it now sometimes. Why I do so I can not say. What do you think?—Divine Play;" is Baba's answer.

 

He asks, "What do you feel when I come?" A young Australian, Bill LePage, says, "A funny feeling." Baba can not understand what he means. He asks, "Did you keep your eyes open when you sat for half an hour last night?" "Yes." "What did you feel?" "My heart pounded all the time, and I could not say Your Name." "What was there to frighten you?" "I had

 

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