The Story of My Life - Study Guide Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Helen weathered her first public controversy at the age of 11. After she learned to speak, she wrote down a story, which she thought was her own. She titled it "The Frost King" and sent it to Mr. Anagnos at Perkins Institute. He promptly published it in one of the school's publications, and was embarrassed when it turned out that the story was plagiarized. The original story was by Margaret T. Canby and called "The Frost Fairies."

An anonymous council of eight adults and Mr. Agnagnos questioned Helen at the Perkins Institute, to find out if she had plagiarized this story on purpose. She did not remember hearing of Canby's story before, but now believes that she must have heard it when she was younger and forgotten about it. The whole incident was very traumatic, despite having the support of people like Mark Twain...

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