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t through all the streets and lanes of Butcher Flat and other vicinities, we could get no clue to her. We went into many small and squalid-looking houses, yet we saw no such abject poverty as Mrs. Brown's. All who needed it were supplied with meal by the corporation, and many were supporting themselves with Government work. One woman stood at a table cutting out work; we asked her the stereotyped question--Is there a very poor widow named Brown in this direction? No, ladies; I knows two Mrs. Browns, but they ain't so poor, and ain't no widows nuther. As neither of them was our Mrs. B., we turned away; but she suddenly exclaimed, Ladies, will one of you read my husband's last letter to me? for you see I can't read writing. As Mrs. R. took it, she remarked that it was four weeks old, and asked if no one had read it to her? Oh yes, a gentleman has read it to me four or five times; but you see I loves to hear it, for may-be I shan't hear from him no more. The tears now poured down