‘Abdu’l-Bahá went to the home of Rafael and Mrs. Pumpelly to meet some of Dublin's elite. Mr. Pumpelly had been a well-known geologist, a professor of mining at Harvard University. When someone asked ‘Abdu’l-Bahá for a story, Mrs. Parsons quickly suggested story of Ios, a pretty Persian tale with a moral. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá told the story to mild applause. Then, alert, and with eyes flashing, He turned to the host, saying: "NOW I will tell you a story and it isn't going to be a sermon!" The Master, dressed in His usual flowing robes and white turban and, standing amidst the formally dressed Americans, proceeded to tell a riotous Arabian story that had His listeners shouting and swaying from side to side with amusement. In the midst of the applause He arose, bade goodbye to the assemblage, and left the room with the children of the family grasping His hands and cloak as they followed Him to the car. While we were driving home, speechless with happiness, He said with the simplicity of a child: "Now, are you pleased with me?"