Despite their young age, they had great love for Baba. When Baba arrived at their house, Katie's brother coaxed her to see Baba. She was feeling shy and quietly sat in a corner of Baba's room. Pointing to her, Baba asked, "Who is this little flower sitting in my room?" Her mother Khorshed said it was Katie. Baba beckoned her to stand before him; she was embarrassed, but her reserve left in a short time and she was soon innocently chatting with Baba.
One day Katie's mother gave her some plums to give to Baba. When she took the tray of fruit to his room, Baba picked one up and held it out to her. Katie thought the fruit was only meant for the Master and said, "No thank you, Baba. This is for you."
Baba angrily gestured to Chanji, "She refused what I gave her! Doesn't she know the importance of my gift? Doesn't she know that when I give something, you don't say no?"
Katie started crying, and Baba signaled to Chanji, "Explain to her that when I give something one must never say no, even if one doesn't like it." Baba later lovingly embraced Katie, indicating, "Now will you remember to accept whatever I give you?"
"Yes, Baba," said Katie. Baba picked up a big plum and brought it to her mouth. Katie opened her mouth wide, but Baba popped the fruit into his and ate it. Katie burst out laughing at Baba's trick and her fright vanished.
Once when Katie was working on her homework, Baba entered her room and asked what she was doing. She explained that she had to write an essay and Baba dictated an entire article to her. He then asked her how it read. "Wonderful," Katie replied, "but it is too good! The teacher will know it is not mine."
Baba gestured, "What will you say?"
"I will tell her I wrote it myself," Katie brashly replied.
Baba caught her by the ear and gestured, "Never tell a lie! Say it was written after talking with someone."
On another occasion during this visit, Baba showed his displeasure with Katie by pretending to leave. After going down the stairs, he looked at her and held up his pinkie finger at her (the gesture among Indian children of becoming enemies with someone), indicating that henceforth they were not on speaking terms!
Saddened, Katie urged him to come back.