About the Reading Rooms

Lately, when reading articles in the Sentinel which refer to the wisdom of our Leader in establishing the reading rooms, and the comfort they are to those at home, I have felt I should like to tell you something of what they were to a "stranger in a strange land," for that is what I felt like on reaching London. I had for many months been deprived of such privileges as these rooms afford. I can only say that to me they were like an oasis in a desert. Here one found wise and loving hearts and always felt at home, as though one had a right to be there, go as often as he would.

Later, in Edinburgh, though I had less time there, I found the same restfulness and help. The rooms in this beautiful city are very attractive, well located, and from the rear windows is a delightful view of a wooded ravine. They are open in the evenings for certain hours, and I was told the privilege was much appreciated by those who could not go in the daytime.

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