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My Story
Teacher had been trying all the morning to make me understand that the mug and the milk in the mug had different names; but I was very dull, and kept spelling “milk” for mug, and “mug” for milk until teacher must have lost all hope of making me see my mistake. At last she got up, gave me the mug, and led me out of the door to the pump-house. Some one was pumping water, and as the cool, fresh stream burst forth, teacher made me put my mug under the spout and spelled w-a-t-e-r. Water!...
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Title: My Story
Creator: Helen Keller (author)
Date: January 4, 1894
Format: Article
Publication: The Youth's Companion
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: no.3476, pp.3-4
Keywords: Alabama; Anne Sullivan; Autobiography; Blind; Children; Deaf; Deaf-blind; Education; Helen Keller; Identity; Institutions; Media; Michael Anagnos; Oralism; Perkins School For The Blind; Religion; Sarah Fuller; Schools; Sensory Disability; Tommy Stringer; Travel; Tuscumbia, AL
Topics: Mass Media, Culture & The Arts