This child has a wonderful gift.
No child ever drank deeper of the cup of bitterness than I did.
She was an only child who had been very welcome.
"Never mind, my child," said his mother, very kindly.
I asked myself, "How does a normal child learn language?"
This goal is within our grasp—and with the vaccine presently priced at about thirty cents a child, shame on us for not ending polio once and for all.
Taken altogether, it was a dreadfully long name to weigh down a poor innocent child, and one of the hardest lessons I ever learned was to remember my own name.
With much love, from your darling child, HELEN A. KELLER.
The improvement they cannot help seeing in their child has given them more confidence in me.
If he had been the only child in the family, things might have been different.
When I was a very little child I used to sit in my mother's lap all the time, because I was very timid, and did not like to be left by myself.
After too much heated discussion, I agreed to give a less than specific tip saying I didn't believe the child was abducted.
Her father objected and said that no child of his should be deprived of his food on any account.
Love your Heavenly Father with your whole heart and soul, love every child of God as much as ever you can, and remember that the possibilities of good are greater than the possibilities of evil; and you have the key to Heaven.
Mildred has grown much taller and stronger than she was when I went to Boston, and she is the sweetest and dearest little child in the world.
Somehow I had expected to see a pale, delicate child--I suppose I got the idea from Dr. Howe's description of Laura Bridgman when she came to the Institution.
Being the only child, she was probably over protective of him.
"_My little friend!_" said the child with a sneer.
As we approached the house I saw a child standing in the doorway, and Captain Keller said, There she is.
I told her that in my opinion the child ought to be separated from the family for a few weeks at least--that she must learn to depend on and obey me before I could make any headway.
I realize that it hurts to see their afflicted little child punished and made to do things against her will.
The old man and child were playing checkers in the comfortable den when a housekeeper called them to dinner.
When Martha was in a session with Howie, Betsy took over, coveting the child as if she were her own.
The child molester was tied to a similar but stronger case.
This child, who is from the crust of the earth, like yourself, called you a Wizard.
The child was indeed very tired.
Still, as a child she had never thought about it.
She twirled, watching the shadow in child-like awe.
He watched an overweight man open the trunk of his car and drag out a child-size bundle.
The child, an eight year old girl named Marcia Stonehurst, was still in bed at one o'clock.
Something was placed over her nose and mouth and after a silent struggle; a stocky figure carried the child downstairs.
"Do so, my child," said the Minister; "and I hope that when you grow up you will become a wise man and a great orator."
Nancy was a bad child when I went to Memphis she cried loud, I whipped her with a stick.
Who would have thought he would become attached to a child that was neither his own blood nor male?
More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.
The poor child was so tired after his night's work that he could not keep awake.
They did so, and as the flames lighted up the room, they saw their father enter with a child in his arms.
"What a beautiful child!" said the mother, as she hurried to do his bidding.
I thought of the big fire in the queen's kitchen, and knew that the cook would never allow a half-drowned child to be carried into that fine place.
"The poor, dear child!" said Mrs. Jacquot.
This charcoal man, whom I know very well, ran past me with a child in his arms.
"Here!" cried the child himself, darting out from his hiding place.
Parents were unable to leave their home to bury their child if the child died in the hospital.
Are those interest payments to the child "welfare?"
We have eliminated debtors prisons, developed the idea of "women and children first," stigmatized child labor, made accommodations for conscientious objectors, widely adopted freedom of speech and the press and freedom of assembly, and a hundred more.
Anyone who has a child knows the love and concern parents feel for their offspring.
Then someone else decides to send that child, at eighteen, to another land to kill people and to die?
One child was six years old, the other two or three years older.
The younger child was blind--that was I--and the other was Martha Washington.
We lived a long way from any school for the blind or the deaf, and it seemed unlikely that any one would come to such an out-of-the-way place as Tuscumbia to teach a child who was both deaf and blind.
It was the most comical shapeless thing, this improvised doll, with no nose, mouth, ears or eyes--nothing that even the imagination of a child could convert into a face.
Child as I was, I at once felt the tenderness and sympathy which endeared Dr. Bell to so many hearts, as his wonderful achievements enlist their admiration.
From the beginning of my education Miss Sullivan made it a practice to speak to me as she would speak to any hearing child; the only difference was that she spelled the sentences into my hand instead of speaking them.
When I learned that there was a gift for each child, I was delighted, and the kind people who had prepared the tree permitted me to hand the presents to the children.
Up to the time of the "Frost King" episode, I had lived the unconscious life of a little child; now my thoughts were turned inward, and I beheld things invisible.
Anger seized me, my fingers refused to move, I sat rigid for one long moment, the blood throbbing in my temples, and all the hatred that a child can feel concentrated in my heart.
I shall never forget the ripple of alternating joy and woe that ran through that beautiful little play, or the wonderful child who acted it.
As a child I loved to sit on his knee and clasp his great hand with one of mine, while Miss Sullivan spelled into the other his beautiful words about God and the spiritual world.
He is never quite so happy as when he has a little deaf child in his arms.
Nancy was not a good child when I went to Memphis.
I want you to see baby Tom, the little blind and deaf and dumb child who has just come to our pretty garden.
It is very beautiful to think that people far away in England feel sorry for a little helpless child in America.
Then I knew that you had not forgotten the dear little child, for the gift brought with it the thought of tender sympathy.
I also saw poor Niobe with her youngest child clinging close to her while she implored the cruel goddess not to kill her last darling.
I also know a child at the Institution for the Deaf in Mississippi.
A gentleman in Philadelphia has just written to my teacher about a deaf and blind child in Paris, whose parents are Poles.
Not all the attention that has been paid her since she was a child has made her take herself too seriously.
His success convinced him that language can be conveyed through type to the mind of the blind-deaf child, who, before education, is in the state of the baby who has not learned to prattle; indeed, is in a much worse state, for the brain has grown in years without natural nourishment.
Why, one might just as well say that a two-year-old child converses fluently when he says 'apple give,' or 'baby walk go.'
Dear child, her restless spirit gropes in the dark.
It now remains my pleasant task to direct and mould the beautiful intelligence that is beginning to stir in the child-soul.
Last week she made her doll an apron, and it was done as well as any child of her age could do it.
It's only fair to the child, anyhow, and it saves you much unnecessary trouble.
Helen is a wonderful child, so spontaneous and eager to learn.
I know that the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
I hear there is a deaf and blind child being educated at the Baltimore Institution.
She is no ordinary child, and people's interest in her education will be no ordinary interest.
If she could see and hear, I suppose she would get rid of her superfluous energy in ways which would not, perhaps, tax her brain so much, although I suspect that the ordinary child takes his play pretty seriously.
Helen resisted, and Viney tried to force it out of her hand, and I suspect that she slapped the child, or did something which caused this unusual outburst of temper.
It seems as if a child who could see and hear until her nineteenth month must retain some of her first impressions, though ever so faintly.
Helen is as eager to have stories told her as any hearing child I ever knew.
It was not difficult, however, to make her understand that there was a present for each child, and to her great delight she was permitted to hand the gifts to the children.
She placed them in a chair, resisting all temptation to look at them until every child had received his gifts.
It was nothing but excitement from first to last--drives, luncheons, receptions, and all that they involve when you have an eager, tireless child like Helen on your hands.
Nobody thinks of making a hearing child say, "I have a pretty new dress," at the beginning.
I have always talked to Helen exactly as I would talk to a seeing and hearing child, and I have insisted that other people should do the same.
She ran her fingers along the lines, finding the words she knew and guessing at the meaning of others, in a way that would convince the most conservative of educators that a little deaf child, if given the opportunity, will learn to read as easily and naturally as ordinary children.
It is impossible to isolate a child in the midst of society, so that he shall not be influenced by the beliefs of those with whom he associates.
I never saw a child-plant.
Can any one doubt after reading these questions that the child who was capable of asking them was also capable of understanding at least their elementary answers?
I believe every child has hidden away somewhere in his being noble capacities which may be quickened and developed if we go about it in the right way; but we shall never properly develop the higher natures of our little ones while we continue to fill their minds with the so-called rudiments.
It is not necessary that a child should understand every word in a book before he can read with pleasure and profit.
The attitude of the child toward his books should be that of unconscious receptivity.
All day long in their play-time and work-time Miss Sullivan kept spelling into her pupil's hand, and by that Helen Keller absorbed words, just as the child in the cradle absorbs words by hearing thousands of them before he uses one and by associating the words with the occasion of their utterance.
True, single words do suggest and express ideas; the child may say simply "mamma" when he means "Where is mamma?" but he learns the expression of the ideas that relate to mamma--he learns language--by hearing complete sentences.
Books are the storehouse of language, and any child, whether deaf or not, if he has his attention attracted in any way to printed pages, must learn.
It is true that a teacher with ten times Miss Sullivan's genius could not have made a pupil so remarkable as Helen Keller out of a child born dull and mentally deficient.
And it can be applied by any teacher to any healthy deaf child, and in the broadest interpretation of the principles, can be applied to the teaching of language of all kinds to all children.
Any deaf child or deaf and blind child in good health can be taught.
But it is evident that precisely what the deaf child needs to be taught is what other children learn before they go to school at all.
That is just what the teacher of the deaf child must be, a child ready to play and romp, and interested in all childish things.
This is like the effect of the slow dwelling on long words, not quite well managed, that one notices in a child who is telling a solemn story.
In the very nature of things, articulation is an unsatisfactory means of education; while the use of the manual alphabet quickens and invigorates mental activity, since through it the deaf child is brought into close contact with the English language, and the highest and most abstract ideas may be conveyed to the mind readily and accurately.
If you knew all the joy I feel in being able to speak to you to-day, I think you would have some idea of the value of speech to the deaf, and you would understand why I want every little deaf child in all this great world to have an opportunity to learn to speak.
A child of the muses cannot write fine English unless fine English has been its nourishment.
What a wonderfully active and retentive mind that gifted child must have!
She is indeed a 'Wonder-Child.'
The last made me realize the great disappointment to the dear child more than before.
I was a very happy little child with rosy cheeks, and large blue eyes, and the most beautiful golden ringlets you can imagine.
But the child has no recollection whatever of this fact.
A child with but few sources may keep distinct what he draws from each.
It shows how the child-mind gathers into itself words it has heard, and how they lurk there ready to come out when the key that releases the spring is touched.
Surely the writer must become as a little child to see things like that.
Thus it is that any child may be taught to use correct English by not being allowed to read or hear any other kind.
The substance of thought is language, and language is the one thing to teach the deaf child and every other child.
The deaf child who has only the sign language of De l'Epee is an intellectual Philip Nolan, an alien from all races, and his thoughts are not the thoughts of an Englishman, or a Frenchman, or a Spaniard.
In these years the fear came many times to Miss Sullivan lest the success of the child was to cease with childhood.
All the attractions of a house were concentrated in one room; it was kitchen, chamber, parlor, and keeping-room; and whatever satisfaction parent or child, master or servant, derive from living in a house, I enjoyed it all.
"What a charming child," she added, addressing the mother.
She is quite a child: such a dear, merry child.
He bowed his head and scraped first with one foot and then with the other, awkwardly, like a child at a dancing lesson.
"Yes, that all happened!" he said, and, smiling happily to himself like a child, he fell into a deep, youthful slumber.
He had merely understood that the woman he had known as a child, of whom when her beauty was mentioned he had said absent-mindedly: "Yes, she's good looking," he had understood that this woman might belong to him.
She fancied a child, her own--such as she had seen the day before in the arms of her nurse's daughter--at her own breast, the husband standing by and gazing tenderly at her and the child.
"I should be glad enough to fall asleep, so it's not my fault!" and her voice quivered like that of a child about to cry.
And the little princess began to cry capriciously like a suffering child and to wring her little hands even with some affectation.
And thou art more foolish and unreasonable than a little child, who, playing with the parts of a skillfully made watch, dares to say that, as he does not understand its use, he does not believe in the master who made it.
Pierre himself grew still more confused, blushed like a child till tears came to his eyes, began looking about him uneasily, and an awkward pause followed.
The child screamed hoarsely.
"No, pardon me, I won't go now till the child is better," thought he, going to the door and looking into the nursery.
He was seized with alarm lest something should have happened to the child while he was reading the letter.
As often happens after long sleeplessness and long anxiety, he was seized by an unreasoning panic--it occurred to him that the child was dead.
He bent over him and, as his sister had taught him, tried with his lips whether the child was still feverish.
Prince Andrew touched the head with his hand; even the hair was wet, so profusely had the child perspired.
The child moved slightly in his sleep, smiled, and rubbed his forehead against the pillow.
Her tears were those of an offended child who does not know why it is being punished.
But a fortnight after his departure, to the surprise of those around her, she recovered from her mental sickness just as suddenly and became her old self again, but with a change in her moral physiognomy, as a child gets up after a long illness with a changed expression of face.
He has again become as I used to know him when a child: kind, affectionate, with that heart of gold to which I know no equal.
His eyes were rather moist and glittered more than usual, and as he sat in his saddle, wrapped up in his fur coat, he looked like a child taken out for an outing.
Of course Prince Andrew is not a child and can shift without him, but it's not nice to enter a family against a father's will.
She sat in her room crying like a child, blowing her nose and sobbing.
He could not reconcile the charming impression he had of Natasha, whom he had known from a child, with this new conception of her baseness, folly, and cruelty.
And the botanist who finds that the apple falls because the cellular tissue decays and so forth is equally right with the child who stands under the tree and says the apple fell because he wanted to eat it and prayed for it.
He thought not of this pretty child, his son whom he held on his knee, but of himself.
A child knocks itself and runs at once to the arms of its mother or nurse to have the aching spot rubbed or kissed, and it feels better when this is done.
The child cannot believe that the strongest and wisest of its people have no remedy for its pain, and the hope of relief and the expression of its mother's sympathy while she rubs the bump comforts it.
But he made an effort not to throw the child down and ran with her to the large house.
It was now, however, impossible to get back the way he had come; the maid, Aniska, was no longer there, and Pierre with a feeling of pity and disgust pressed the wet, painfully sobbing child to himself as tenderly as he could and ran with her through the garden seeking another way out.
Whose child is it? they asked him.
"Give her back to them, give her back!" he almost shouted, putting the child, who began screaming, on the ground, and again looking at the Frenchman and the Armenian family.
He cried like a child when the doctor told him the case was dangerous.
When asked what he was doing when he was arrested, Pierre replied in a rather tragic manner that he was restoring to its parents a child he had saved from the flames.
Do you understand, my child? said the teacher.
Even that final running away, described in ordinary language as the lowest depth of baseness which every child is taught to be ashamed of--even that act finds justification in the historians' language.
Go, go, she... is calling... and weeping like a child and quickly shuffling on his feeble legs to a chair, he almost fell into it, covering his face with his hands.
She was as he had known her almost as a child and later on as Prince Andrew's fiancee.
And the child is afraid of bees and declares that bees exist to sting people.
Out of breath, he took the laughing child quickly from his shoulder and pressed her to his heart.
Nicholas went out holding the child by the hand.
That happened only when, as was the case that day, her husband returned home, or a sick child was convalescent, or when she and Countess Mary spoke of Prince Andrew (she never mentioned him to her husband, who she imagined was jealous of Prince Andrew's memory), or on the rare occasions when something happened to induce her to sing, a practice she had quite abandoned since her marriage.
Thus in a time of trouble ever memorable to him after the birth of their first child who was delicate, when they had to change the wet nurse three times and Natasha fell ill from despair, Pierre one day told her of Rousseau's view, with which he quite agreed, that to have a wet nurse is unnatural and harmful.
She cried as a child does, because her nose had to be cleared, and so on.
But I guess if we have, it's no worse than having a child out of wedlock.
Every child feels displaced to some degree when a new sibling arrives.
"I'm not your only child," Alex said stubbornly.
Ultimately it had cost them a child and her ability to have more.
I don't want to bond with a child only to have it taken away.
They loved one child as much as the other, but one child could never take the place of another.
As for buying a child - was it so different from what they were doing?
Dad was an only child and his Mother died in her twenties.
What causes a parent to love one child more than another?
But then, no one mentioned a child, either.
She was the one who told me that he was a child prodigy.
A child with coronary problems - hours negotiable - benefits.
It's about time you stopped acting like a child and...
I was raised on a farm, and being an only child, I learned not to depend on others for entertainment.
She was faced with three basic choices: Abortion; raise the child herself; or give the baby up for adoption.
That left a choice between raising the child on her own or adopting it out.
Look what he dreamt; a woman ironing shirts, a child playing, a cat and a farmer pitching hay.
He grabbed the child under his arm and after dropping the now limp boy on the other side, climbed back over.
He let the child fall into the trunk, slammed it and quickly drove away just as the mother was emerging from the house.
I read in the paper today they recovered another child and arrested the stupid abductor.
The birth of her child was imminent, if not past due.
Once inside, he found the child sleeping alone in her room; a little princess, he called her.
It was difficult for all of us to maintain attention as Howie watched the child sleep.
She looked up at me, like a child she wasn't.
Successes were limited for the week with one found child, accidently trapped in a locked room of an empty house and one spousal abduction, in the face of a restraining order.
As she peered through the soft gray light not a house of any sort was visible near the station, nor was any person in sight; but after a while the child discovered a horse and buggy standing near a group of trees a short distance away.
When Daniel Webster was a child he lived in the country, far from any city.
No one would have thought that a child like you had gold about him.
Now, consider the child that lives off the interest payments of all the money her parents saved.
To raise a child to adulthood requires your heart, energy, time, and wealth.
That is exactly what happens, again and again, with unspeakable results: dead bodies by the millions, each someone's child, and millions more mutilated.
But the fact remains that Miss Canby's story was read to me once, and that long after I had forgotten it, it came back to me so naturally that I never suspected that it was the child of another mind.
But I do not understand how he ever thought a blind and deaf child of eleven could have invented them.
I find even the smallest child excellent company, and I am glad to say that children usually like me.
Your darling child HELEN KELLER.
The child comes into the world with the ability to learn, and he learns of himself, provided he is supplied with sufficient outward stimulus.
They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
Whereas, if the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily.
Every child begins the world again, to some extent, and loves to stay outdoors, even in wet and cold.
I observed that the vitals of the village were the grocery, the bar-room, the post-office, and the bank; and, as a necessary part of the machinery, they kept a bell, a big gun, and a fire-engine, at convenient places; and the houses were so arranged as to make the most of mankind, in lanes and fronting one another, so that every traveller had to run the gauntlet, and every man, woman, and child might get a lick at him.
He knew that all the intellectual lights of Petersburg were gathered there and, like a child in a toyshop, did not know which way to look, afraid of missing any clever conversation that was to be heard.
Prince Andrew went up to the child and felt him.
There's a child in that house.
But at the door she stopped as if her conscience reproached her for having in her joy left the child too soon, and she glanced round.
Alex was a love child - of that she was certain.
Something deep inside said that if Allen were six years older and had a child, he'd still be as irresponsible as he was now.
Rupert Youngblood, a thirty year old graduate student took credit for the success, claiming he located the child clairvoyantly and informed the authorities.
He carried the child over his shoulder like a Santa sack.
Put your whole heart in the good work, my child, and it cannot fail.
Glinka, the editor of the Russian Messenger, who was recognized (cries of "author! author!" were heard in the crowd), said that "hell must be repulsed by hell," and that he had seen a child smiling at lightning flashes and thunderclaps, but "we will not be that child."
Tears filled the thin man's eyes, and the fat otkupshchik sobbed outright like a child and kept repeating:
Well my dear child, you know how your father's heart rejoices to know that you...
The youngest child, a boy of about seven, who wore an overcoat and an immense cap evidently not his own, was crying in his old nurse's arms.
Who would have thought he would become attached to a child that was neither his own blood nor male?
A Cleveland mother had reported an infant child was taken from his crib while napping yet when Howie was able to enter the location before and during the alleged time, there was no sign of the child.
Unfortunately, he did not miss the child until the following morning.
This is the definition of my Shangri-La; the town should have a good hospital where my child will enter this world and, if Martha want's to, she can work enough hours to utilize her skills.
There was no question of guilt as the child was definitely snatched under duress.
We couldn't do anything because abduction wasn't made public for three days and the child went missing sometime during a twelve hour overnight period.
The guy might have snatched the child himself.
When only a child he liked to stand by the river and see the ships sailing past.
From the host's room came the sounds of a child crying, the despairing sobs of a woman, and the hoarse angry shouting of Ferapontov.
* "Child of the Don."
At last he rose, kissed the icon as a child does with naively pouting lips, and again bowed till he touched the ground with his hand.
Thus the captain touchingly recounted the story of his love for a fascinating marquise of thirty-five and at the same time for a charming, innocent child of seventeen, daughter of the bewitching marquise.
My child, my dear one!
Haven't you seen a child? cried Pierre.
"A child?" shouted a Frenchman from above.
But seeing a stranger the sickly, scrofulous-looking child, unattractively like her mother, began to yell and run away.
More important, though, was the fact that he believed the child should not suffer for the sins of the parent.
So, is she suing you for child support?
But, my dear child, consult only your own heart.
I wonder if you'd still feel that way if your child was sick in the hospital.