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‘As a Tale That is Told’ Extract 16. Page 50-51.

Realisation of what she has committed to.

The first evening I went to one of the Mission Halls which was worked by the Mission. It was in a small street off Oxford Street in Soho. It has been demolished since this, but at that time was quite well known.
I found a hall packed with people, old and young, dirty and miserable. On the platform was a speaker with a loud and hearty voice, surrounded by a group of young men and a few of the Sisters in uniform. ..

The speaker made an impassioned appeal to the congregation to give up their sins and come to God for forgiveness and help to live a new life.
I never shook off the impression of that first meeting and the despair that filled me as I realised that /
this was the atmosphere both spiritual and physical in which I had chosen to live and work.



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‘As a Tale That is Told’ Extract 16. Page 50-51.