Foreign News: Errand of Mercy

The fear of fire in the nursery had long haunted Freda Holland. 41, a night nurse at Reading's Dellwood Maternity Home. 36 miles west of London. Early on Easter Sunday, it rose to grip her heart in panic as she opened the door behind which lay her newest charges: 15 babies, none more than nine days old. The room beyond was filled with smoke; flames licked through the floor amid the cribs, and one baby's bedding was already taking fire. Sister Holland screamed for help and rushed into the ward. Another nurse came to...

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