It wasn't as if they could do anything anyway.
Why, only a little while ago people thought it quite impossible to teach the deaf-blind anything; but no sooner was it proved possible than hundreds of kind, sympathetic hearts were fired with the desire to help them, and now we see how many of those poor, unfortunate persons are being taught to see the beauty and reality of life.
I never wanted anything and I don't now.
My parents at once determined to take me to Baltimore to see if anything could be done for my eyes.
Her words puzzled me very much because I did not then understand anything unless I touched it.
I was too excited to notice anything, too frightened to ask questions.
I believe they gave me more pleasure than anything else at the Fair: they were so lifelike and wonderful to my touch.
When she wants to know the name of anything, she points to it and pats my hand.
If she finds anything in her way, she flings it on the floor, no matter what it is: a glass, a pitcher, or even a lamp.
Was there ever anything so exquisitely beautiful in the world before!
Whenever anything delighted or interested me she talked it over with me just as if she were a little girl herself.
I was more interested, I think, in the great rock on which the Pilgrims landed than in anything else in Plymouth.
I was pleased with anything that made a noise and liked to feel the cat purr and the dog bark.
"Slim" would describe them, if they were anything like the saw-horses I have seen.
I would like so much to show him in some way how deeply I appreciate all that he is doing for me, and I cannot think of anything better to do.
I cannot make out anything written in my hand, so you see, Ragnhild has got ahead of me in some things.
Thus far my summer has been sweeter than anything I can remember.
The latter wished to send her some books; but she could not find anything simple enough for her!
She does not, it would seem, prove the existence of spirit without matter, or of innate ideas, or of immortality, or anything else that any other human being does not prove.
Whenever anybody gives her anything, she points to it, then to herself, and nods her head.
I saw clearly that it was useless to try to teach her language or anything else until she learned to obey me.
I had a good, frank talk with Mrs. Keller, and explained to her how difficult it was going to be to do anything with Helen under the existing circumstances.
Mr. Wilson, a teacher at Florence, and a friend of the Kellers', studied at Harvard the summer before and went to the Perkins Institution to learn if anything could be done for his friend's child.
He says the gentleman was not particularly interested, but said he would see if anything could be done.
Indeed, I feel as if I had never seen anything until now, Helen finds so much to ask about along the way.
Of course, she hung her stocking--two of them lest Santa Claus should forget one, and she lay awake for a long time and got up two or three times to see if anything had happened.
She does not realize that one can be anything but kind-hearted and tender.
During the next two years neither Mr. Anagnos, who was in Europe for a year, nor Miss Sullivan wrote anything about Helen Keller for publication.
I have never known her to be willing to leave a lesson when she felt that there was anything in it which she did not understand.
Too often, I think, children are required to write before they have anything to say.
She was pleased with anything which made a noise.
He stood at the back, and, though he had heard hardly anything, understood everything in his own way.
"No, no, I don't want anything!" he shouted.
If there is anything... come back, Yakov Alpatych!
Alpatych replied that the Governor had not told him anything definite.
The doctor said this restlessness did not mean anything and was due to physical causes; but Princess Mary thought he wished to tell her something, and the fact that her presence always increased his restlessness confirmed her opinion.
Alpatych also knew that on the previous day another peasant had even brought from the village of Visloukhovo, which was occupied by the French, a proclamation by a French general that no harm would be done to the inhabitants, and if they remained they would be paid for anything taken from them.
Without saying anything of this to the princess, Alpatych had his own belongings taken out of the carts which had arrived from Bald Hills and had those horses got ready for the princess' carriages.
Is it possible to plan or think of anything now?
She replied that she had never doubted his devotion and that she was ready to do anything for him and for the peasants.
I will do anything, said she, catching his eye.
If you want anything come straight to me.