When I first met my friend Abdullah back in 1931 I entered a room where he was speaking and when the speech was ended he came over, extended his hand and said:
“Neville, you are six months late.”
I had never seen the man before, so I said:
“I am six months late? How do you know me?” and he replied:
“The brothers told me that you were coming and you are six months late.”
I was late because the one who told me of Abdullah was a Catholic priest. I loved him dearly, but I thought he was almost a moron. His father, a rum runner in the days of prohibition, left him two million dollars, which he proceeded to lose on Wall Street the first year.
The only wonderful thing he did was to take the last $15,000 and give it to a Catholic organization to care for his mother the rest of her earthly days. So, having no respect for his judgment, when he told me about Abdullah I postponed going to hear him until one day I could find no excuse.
When Ab called me by name I said, “I don’t know you” and he replied:
“Oh yes you do, but you have forgotten. We were together in China thousands of years ago, but you promised to completely forget in order to play the part you must play now.”
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