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same way), we reached Schwyz without having tired.  The sun stood in the sky. Fallenfluh was lit up and we felt full of zest, so we took the narrow alpine road over the mountain saddle—recognizing each curve, each rock from the drive with Baba to His meeting with the saints in 1934, which had made Baba so extremely happy that we heard soft yodeling sounds coming from His throat when, on top of the hill, He heard the peasants sing.

 

In Zurich, Irene Billo had prepared everything. Baba 's PAA plane arrived in Zurich one hour late because of a storm. We all were full of anticipation and joy when Baba strode over the airfield towards us. Baba embraced us, greeted each one and summoned several people from the crowd. Helen . . . , who had stayed away for such a long time, was there, and Baba's joy was visible.

 

Wearing a golden garland from Tobias, He sat there in the airport and talked to us about Eruch, His interpreter—his strength which was greater than we could imagine, and his child-like mildness. Baba talked to us about illusion, which was existent but not real. He said that what we saw in front of us was not Baba, not more real than clothing. Those who had come prepared to take photos of Baba became so absorbed in Baba's atmosphere that they didn't wish to disturb it by the flash and click of their cameras.

 

Baba let us know that He came from total seclusion which He had interrupted for this trip but which He would continue on His return until next year.

 

Soon the short time allowed for our meeting was over. Baba took leave from each of us, and left relaxed people. Max Häfliger, Irene and I accompanied Baba on to London.

 

 

Notes Upon Baba's London Visit

 

By WILL BACKETT

 

From the visitors' enclosure at the London Airport, Baba's plane appeared out of the dull Western sky, then disappeared after it landed to taxi past us, and then come to rest. It was 8:15 P.M.

 

Most of us then sped to the arrival barrier inside, but three remained on watch and saw Baba descend from the bus in which the passengers were conveyed from the plane, and He bowed to them and they returned

 

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