September 26th,1931



Accompanied by Desmond and Kim Tolhurst, Margaret Craske, Meredith Starr and Kitty Davy, Baba took Rustom, Chanji and Agha Ali to see the play White Horse Inn at the London Coliseum on Saturday evening, September 26th. An actress named Cordelia DeLeon was introduced to Baba. Delia, as she was called, was immediately drawn to Baba and sat by his side. Every day thereafter in London, Delia saw Baba.

Along with her brother, Jack, who was a playwright, Delia had started the small experimental Q Theater in London. In an emotionally stricken state, she had previously gone to East Challacombe in the summer of 1931 – mentally and physically depressed. There she heard of Baba. "You have never seen such a being!" Herbert Davy told her.

Meeting Meher Baba changed her life. Delia recalled her first time with the Master:


  I sat next to Baba at the London Coliseum, but he took very little notice of me. I was shy and nervous at first and could not find my bearings. I felt as if someone had taken a hammer and knocked me over the head. I was stunned with the wonder of Baba!

From just seeing him, nothing else existed for me. From first sight, I had implicit faith and trust in him. I asked no questions. I wanted nothing from him. I felt I had to love him as Jesus was loved by his apostles. I therefore gave my life into his keeping and knew that my search was at an end.


Lord Meher Volume 4, Page 1434