On another occasion, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was resting and May emphatically told Mary, "Don't you disturb the Master. He is very, very tired, and don't you make any noise." But the moment her mother's back was turned, she shot into the room. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá himself recounted what happened next: "Today I was resting on the chaise lounge in my bedroom and the door opened. The little girl, Mary Maxwell, came into me and pushed up my eyelids with her small fingers and said "Wake up, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá!" I took her in my arms and placed her head on my chest we both had a good sleep." Rúhíyyih Khánum said "I was so attracted to Him that it was hard to keep me away from Him at all. Mary would commonly sit on ‘Abdu’l-Bahás Lap while He would stroke her curly hair and say, "She is precious! She is precious!"