The exhaustion and illness is taking its toll. Someone who had been present at the East-West Congress inVienna June 1-12 1922, and who was not himself an anthroposophist, said of Steiner:

"I was facing an old man, an old peasant from Niederösterreich... who had worked himself to death in the field and who now stood withered and exhausted before me, a good, good man who had staked it all and given everything he possessed."

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