Robert Byron (1905-1941), The Road to Oxiana
(London: Picador, 1994), p. 174:
A more humane exponent of English ethics was
Archdeacon [James L.] Garland, who lived here [in Isfahan] thirty years. During
that time, he used to say, he made one convert. She was
an old woman, who was ostracized for her apostasy, so
that on her deathbed the Archdeacon was the only friend
she could send for. She had one last request, she told
'What is it?' asked the Archdeacon, anxious to ease his
protégée's last moments.
'Please summon a mullah.'
He did so, and repeated the story afterwards.