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Monologue from the point of view of a fictitious character who meets 'Abdu’l-Baha. Upper class and prejudiced, she does not believe she can change her life sufficiently to embrace the Faith, but has a life-changing experience meeting the Master.
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A Cup of Tea

by Roger White

published in Another Song, Another Season: Poems and Portrayals
Oxford: George Ronald, 1979
About: "A Cup of Tea" is about a fictitious character who meets Abdu’l-Baha through the portrait painter Juliet Thompson. Upper class, snobbish, and prejudiced, she is not prepared to change her life sufficiently to adopt Abdu’l-Baha’s teachings. Yet she is profoundly influenced by this imaginary meeting with Him. “A Cup of Tea” is written by Roger White and read by Anne Perry. (Download audio at
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