In 1908 Kahlil Gibran stopover in Paris again. Here he lived happy that routinely receive enough money from Mary Haskell, a school principal who was 10 years older but known to have a special relationship with him since he was still living in Boston.
Before the publication of "The Prophet", a close relationship between Mary and Gibran started is unclear. Mary proposed Florance Minis, a wealthy businessman from Georgia. He offered to Mary a life of luxury and urged him to release his education responsibilities. Although the relationship Mary and Gibran was originally colored with a variety of considerations and discussions about the possibility of their marriage, but basically the principles of Mary has been a lot different with Gibran. Their impatience in building close relationships and their rejection of marriage clearly had penetrated into the relationship. Mary finally received Florance Minis.