Bahíyyih Khánum
Pages 14-15

13: My sister, for a considerable period, that is, ...

My sister, for a considerable period, that is, from the day of Bahá'u'lláh's ascension, had grown so thin and feeble, and was in such a weakened condition from the anguish of her mourning, that she was close to breakdown.


Although, so far as she was concerned, it was her dearest wish to drain her cup and wing her way to the realms where the Divine Essence shineth in glory, still this servant could not bear to behold her in that state. Then it occurred to me that, God be thanked, I have such an unfailing comforter as Jinab-i-Haji, [1] and it would be well to make him my partner in distress. I therefore determined to send her to Egypt, to provide her with a change of air.


Although this will certainly cause thee trouble and inconvenience, still, I trust that out of God's bounty, it will also bring thee much joy and good cheer.



1. [Hájí Mírzá Hasan-i-Khurásání (see H. M. Balyuzi, `Abdu'l-Bahá, pp. 86, 124).]