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‘As a Tale That is Told’ Extract 14 Page 48

Reasons to come to London..

Then a book was published which made, I believe, the first dint in the complacency of the upper and middle classes. It was called “The Bitter Cry of Out-Cast London”. It was sensational, melodramatic, but it was real and the facts could not be denied. I read this book and was haunted by the conditions of which it spoke….

And then I met a young woman who was going to join a Mission in the West-end of London which asked for young, educated women who would live in community and spend their whole lives in trying to solve some of the worst problems and alleviate the worst suffering of the down and outs of the city of London.
The scheme made an instant appeal to me and within a few weeks I set out for a new adventure and an entirely new way of life./



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‘As a Tale That is Told’ Extract 14 Page 48