CBG Reprint: 1995
"Home, sweet home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home," played the unmusical notes of a barrel-organ in the top room of a lodging house in a dreary back street., The words certainly did not seem to apply to that dismal abode; there were not many there who knew much of the sweets of home.
It was a very dark, uncomfortable place, and as the lodgers in the lower room turned over on their wretched beds, many of which were merely bare wooden benches, it may be that one and another gave a sigh as he thought how far he was from "home, sweet home."
But the organ played on, though the hour was late, and the candle was put out, and the fire was dying away. If you climbed the crooked wooden staircase, you would have seen an old man sitting alone in his attic, and smiling at his organ as he turned it with a trembling hand."
By Mrs. O.F. Walton