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I recall that on one of Baba's visits to Charing Cross office in 1933 Baba spent one long Saturday afternoon interviewing those whom Will had brought together. So many were there that he had to rent an additional room along the corridor, for those awaiting an interview. Will and Mary had made these rooms very attractive with flowers from their own garden in Kent and rugs from their own home. Before the interviews Baba had lunch with about thirty of us at the Indian restaurant, Koh-I-Noor. Immediately afterwards Baba, on hearing that Bill's mother had had a very serious operation the day before, asked Will to take him to her. This meant a long motor ride to the East end of London. On the return, Baba brought back with him, Bill and his little sister Nellie. Baba must have had some work to do with the family, for on two or three occasions later on, Baba sent for Bill to meet him at Venice or another port on his arrival; and Will was told to keep in touch with the family during the Masters absence

 

Will had to write a weekly letter to India about the activities at the office and this, Will felt, Baba used as a link. In reply to his letters would come answers and messages. Will recalls:

 

"These messages, channels of his grace, were marvels of gentleness, love, understanding and power. They witnessed to Baba's contact with each separate person."

 

On May 11th, 1939, Will wrote to Baba:

 

"The privilege of writing thus to Thee each week is a growing wonder and ever increasing joy for we look forward all the week to the day when the mail is to be sent."

 

A month later, on June 4th, 1939, Will's letter to Baba contained the following:

 

The Meher Journal came yesterday and we eagerly read it at once for it is indeed like heavenly manna for the hungry soul that ever lives on Thee in thought."

 

Mary added:

 

"Our hearts turn ever to Thee and yet they do not need to turn, for they are ever consciously full of Thee by Thy love and Grace."

 

On another aspect of the office work (quoting from the Meher Baba Journal, April, 1939), Will wrote:

 

"The office gave opportunity for successive interviews with many people — over a period of months, so that one could see clearly the effect of Baba's love on the character and consciousness of people, young and old, who

 

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