he had only a hard slap in the face from 'Abdu'l-BahaIn the meantime, Sa'da'd-Din Ramadan, the chief of the merchants, hurried to see 'Abdu'l-Baha. He begged for money. Only money, he pleaded, would make the Governor give up his machinations; there was no time to lose. 'Abdu'l-Baha kept him waiting, while he thought that 'Abdu'l-Baha was filling a purse with gold that he might take it to the Governor. For his pains he had only a hard slap in the face from 'Abdu'l-Baha, and was told not to tarry there, as money had already been sent to the Governor.
Ref. : 'Abdu'l-Baha - The Centre of the Covenant of Baha'u'llah by H. M. Balyuzi