The young child's name, Mattie learns, is Nell, and her mother is a victim of the fever. After knocking on a few doors, Matilda is advised by the neighbors to find the two women delivering care baskets from Reverend Allen's group. They'll know what to do with the kid.
As directed, Matilda heads to Fifth Street, south of Walnut. She catches a glimpse of a woman who she thinks she recognizes. Eliza?
Matilda and Nell try to follow the woman but get harassed by a drunk in front of a tavern. They're directed to the Simon house, and Matilda learns that members of the Free African Society have just delivered rolls there.
Back in the street, Matilda starts hollering Eliza's name. Eventually, someone answers from a window. Soon a door opens, and Mattie sees her friend Eliza.