Baba had mentioned taking the women to Taragarh Hill, but later remarked, “To go there is a headache. A palanquin will have to be hired for Nonny as she will not be able to make the steep climb. Besides the expense, I think it will be difficult for all.”
Meanwhile, Rano and Kitty talked it over among themselves and then approached Baba, saying that he should drop the idea of going to Taragarh. They explained that he did not have to go to so much trouble and expense just for them, and that it did not matter if they missed seeing the Fort. Baba reprimanded them, “If you think I’m doing this for you, you are mistaken. My work comes first; you are secondary. What care do I have for expenses where my work is concerned? Money, you and everything else are secondary to my work.” Rano and Kitty, though they had meant well, retreated in abashment and realized the truth of Baba’s words.
Lord Meher, American ed., Vol. 7, p. 2389.