The VOLTA Review Volume 2

The VOLTA Review Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ..."Albert Nolen, our deaf-blind pupil, who had been Pl WY)' interesting member of our school since 1886, finished his school course with the close of the school year in June, I897 BOY" deaf, and having lost sight when five years old through him" fever, he came to us at the age of twelve years without any knowledge of words, and with only such ideas as, gained tlirough the sense of sight before he lost it, had not faded from his mind in the seven years of darkness through which he had g1'0P9'l all ideas gained through the sense of touch. The first stePS'1"_h'5 education and the opening of communication between 1115 1_m' prisoned mind and the world about him were undertakeii__1nl accomplished by Miss Kate c. Camp. With tact and un_f=n11"E Patience and perseverance she succeeded in awakening his lr' iiiant faculties. and from that time he was eager to learn. Alt." three months Miss Camp resigned and was succeeded bl' Ml" Flora L. Noyes, a graduate of our school, who remained him to the end of his school course. The warm sy1nPBTll.l' 0 teacher with her pupil and the intimate relation between then_1' almost like one soul in two bodies---was something beautiful to see. "Considering all the obstacles in Albert's path he made remarkable progress. His ability to understand and to use be English language surpassed that of a majority of the 60" tally deaf possessing sight. He delighted in the study of geofs'; TaPhY and history, and the practical affairs of the Wr1.d.a la1'g@-He took an interest in everything that was transpiring m.the Wfld and was always eager for information. His weakest point was mathematics. There his mind worked sl0wlYhad 1 good memory and, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746449
  • 9781236746443