The second place Baba went to was an institution run by Lakshmi, Ayengar's daughter, for girls who have begun to be prostitutes. Before they are hard-bitten regular prostitutes they are rescued and brought to this institute, fed, clothed and taught a profession—in fact rescued from a degraded life.
Baba was garlanded here by Lakshmi with two garlands of gold embroidery—the bigger one around his neck and the smaller 'round his right wrist, like pictures of Krishna.
All the girls then filed past Baba, giving their Namaskars and Baba then left for the house of a little man who had helped in working for Baba’s visit to Madras and who had also put up Sadhu Leik many years ago.
Arti was done here in this house and Baba took off the embroidered garlands―the big one from his neck and the small one from his right wrist, handed them to me and told me to send them to Will and Mary.
He would not allow Kaka to touch them, but insisted on handing them directly to me to send to you.
Now I have packed these garlands in a box, with another you shall hear about and am sending them to you by sea mail.
Now while Baba was sitting on the 'gadi'* in this house just before he gave me the embroidered garlands to send to both of you, he got from somewhere, God knows, where, a small skein of cotton yarn. He turned this about in his hands for a few minutes and may perhaps have tied a knot in it, though this I don't recall.
Anyhow, he then handed me this piece of yarn, which is enclosed in this letter, and told me to send it to Mary and tell her to hold it in her hands and thereafter keep it in a safe place and not use it for anything.
About five minutes later, someone gave him a small garland of sandalwood paste and he gave this to me to send to Will and Mary also. So the parcel that is on its way by sea contains: 2 embroidery garlands, 1 sandal wood paste garland.
All were worn by Baba, and all were given to me to send specially to both of you. I have packed them in a tin in cotton wool and each is labeled briefly. I may have put the wrong date on the label, but it is packed now and I can't check it up. They were given to Baba on April 4th.
Now there is one other thing. In this little house where Baba handed