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The Story of My Life Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

Nine months after Anne Sullivan came to Tuscumbia, Helen had her first real Christmas celebration. For the first time, she was a giver, as well as receiver, and she enjoyed the anticipation. On Christmas Eve, the Tuscumbia schoolchildren had their Christmas tree, and Helen was invited to participate. She was allowed to present the children their gifts. Helen also had gifts to open under that tree, which only made her more excited for "real Christmas" to come.

Helen hung her stocking and tried to stay awake to catch Santa Claus leaving presents, but finally fell asleep. She was the first to wake up Christmas morning and was astounded to find presents everywhere. Her favorite present came from Anne Sullivan - a canary named Little Tim. Helen learned to care for him herself. Unfortunately, a big cat got him when she left Tim's cage to get...

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