I pick up the first letter addressed to Mrs. Walker from a Mrs. Ella Augier. My God, it’s about the Female Mission. She writes about a Burmese lady parlor boarder, beaten. Children suffering from fits and other ill health. Hearsay that the orphanage is little better than a brothel.
Beatings? I’d no idea things were at such a state. Miss Pigot always struck me as a woman who avoided corporeal punishment. I feel my neck curl into my skull. How can this be? But a refined lady like Mrs. Walker wouldn’t spread scurrilous gossip. I sit dumbfounded while sweat trickles down my face. I force myself to pick up the next letter.
This one’s from a Miss Gordon who worked as a matron. Children beaten for refusing food.
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