Life And Education Of Laura Dewey Bridgman; The Deaf, Dumb, And Blind Girl

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byMary Swift Lamson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. July 18. Our journey to Halifax, Mass., took nearly all the day, as we were obliged to wait a long time for a stage at Stoughton. Laura was very quiet, and worked industriously while we waited. She was much amused at our tete-d-tete dinner at the hotel. She asked what the waitress said to me. Told her she asked if we wanted anything. This happened to be a new form of expression, and must be explained. "Did you tell her yes or no?" "No." After this she perceived that I had some pudding brought me, and a question of my veracity was raised, which took most of the afternoon to settle. When we stopped to water the horses she asked, "Do both horses put their heads in one pail? How does he know when they want water? If he hold water and make horses put their heads down, do they not have to drink when they do not want water?" It may seem to those accustomed to teach children with all their senses, who acquire knowledge of such things intuitively, that these questions would be tedious to answer, but in justice to my pupil I must say that I doubt if any teacher ever had a work of such interest, and although its very intensity drew heavily upon the nervous energy, yet there could never arise a feeling of impatience at questions so earnestly asked. The pleasure of teaching was equal to that of being taught, and the reply could always be given, with truth, to the remark so frequently made by visitors, "How much patience it must take to teach her," "Not more than to teach others." July 19, Halifax. Laura's happiness is so great this morning that she does not know what to do to express it. She remembers the places of things she has seen here before, and leads me to closets where they are, to ask about them. She knows that now she can understand better than ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1878. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. July 18. Our journey to Halifax, Mass., took nearly all the day, as we were obliged to wait a long time for a sta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217232000

ISBN - 13:9780217232005

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