THE GROUP BECAME SILENT
One afternoon we had a delightful tea with Baba at the apartment
of one of the English group. Suddenly, in the midst of the laughter
and joy, we noticed Baba's face drawn as if in great pain. Instantly
the group became silent, as we shared in sympathy the unknown burden
which we sensed he had assumed.
Later, he explained: "If you knew the agony which thousands are
undergoing this moment in Spain, you would understand my pain."
AVATAR, p. 172
1947 © Jean Adriel