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Prisoners of Poverty Abroad

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Author: Helen Campbell
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,277 / 144 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.7
LoC Category: HD
Downloads: 618
Added to site: 2009.03.04
mnybks.net#: 23604
Genre: Non-fiction
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In spite of all this, to which the pilgrim must at once agree, the Square itself, with the Nelson Pillar and the noble lions at its base, nobler for their very simplicity; its fountains and its outlook on the beautiful portico of St. Martin's, the busy Strand and the great buildings rising all about, is all that is claimed for it, and the traveller welcomes any chance that takes him through it. Treasures of art are at its back, and within short radius, every possibility of business or pleasure, embodied in magnificent hotels, theatres, warehouses, is for the throng that flows unceasingly through these main arteries of the city's life.

This is one phase of what may be seen in Trafalgar Square. But with early autumn and the shortening days and the steadily increasing pressure of that undercurrent of want and misery through which strange flotsam and jetsam come to the surface, one saw, on the long benches or crouched on the asphalt pavement, lines of men and women sitting silently, making no appea

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