Earl Redman writes:
"‘Abdu’l-Bahá was a guest of
Lady Blomfield for dinner on Christmas Eve. When He sat down to dinner on that
night, ‘He said, playfully, that He was not hungry,
but He had to come to the dinner table because Lady Blomfield was very
insistent; two despotic monarchs of the East had not been able to command Him
and bend His will, but the ladies of America and Europe, because they were
free, gave him orders.'"