souls too, but this was no time for new acquaintances so they were simply left thinking, wondering as to Baba's identity! Poor they.
The boat anchored at 2 P.M. and we landed on the shores of the New World at 4 P.M.
The first impression that a newcomer to this island of New York has is of its great "sky scrapers" that made my neck stiff for half an hour while we passed these one by one on our way to Harmon — forty miles from New York. After a drive in motor cars for about an hour and a half, we arrived at Harmon, where in a fine cozy summer-house with beautiful natural surroundings, we rested after ten days' voyage at sea.
A very warm and enthusiastic welcome awaited Baba here by His ardent admirers and devotees who began to like and love Him the moment they saw him.
So now we talk about Baba and His work in America. Much as I like to give a graphic description of Baba's work in America my poor expression of the same in a language foreign to me can but scarcely give you a hazy idea of the great work that He did and of the tremendous influence that He created wherever He went. To tell you in short —
All those who have met Him have loved Him, adored Him, worshipped Him; men and women, young and old, rich and poor — all alike — and there are such a variety of people that have met Him. People from all walks of life in the great metropolis and around here. — There were among these the Princess and Countess, artist and authoress, priests and professors, writers and poets, musicians and singers.
There is good work done here but much more still remains to be done. And Baba indeed will do it gradually. Meanwhile, for reasons of immediate necessity, Baba has decided to pay a short visit to India before He returns to the West again for His great work. He however intends to be in England by February next. Passage has therefore been booked by the S.S. Bremen leaving here (New York) on the 6th December. As the boat connection for India from Marseilles could not be had till the 18th, Baba intends to stay in Paris for five or six days from the 11th to 17th.
We are leaving by the P.O. Co.'s English Mail boat SS. Narkunda from Marseilles on the 18th and after a week's stay in Egypt will sail again from Port Said by the P.& O. S.S. "Ranpuri" arriving Bombay January 8th.
Our address in India will be — c/o Sarosh Motor Works, Ltd., Nasik, India.