The Story of My Life - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 15 Summary

Helen spent the next summer and winter in Alabama with her family. She begins this chapter by saying that being at home made her forget all about the controversy and inquisition over "The Frost King." Nonetheless, she found it hard to write. She feared that she would later discover that the ideas were not her own. To help her get past this, her teacher gave her an assignment to write the story of her own life – Helen was then 12 – for a magazine called Youth's Companion.

Helen next describes what she calls the "big events" of 1893. She went to President Cleveland's inauguration, to Niagara, and to the World's Fair. She says that although she could not see the American Falls at Niagara, their power made a big impression on her. She says that, for her, beauty and music are like goodness and love. She...

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