The Story of My Life - Study Guide Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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For the next phase of her formal education, Helen went to the Cambridge School for Young Ladies. This was her first experience of attending classes with hearing and seeing girls. Not only was this new for Helen and the other girls, but also her teachers were not used to it, either. Sullivan spelled into Helen's hand all the instructions, as well as what was in the books. Helen's patrons in London and Philadelphia worked to have textbooks embossed in raised print, so that Helen could read for herself. Unfortunately, it was hard to get the books ready in time to do Helen any good.

The principal and the German teacher learned to fingerspell, so that they could give Sullivan a break sometimes. Of course, they were not as fluent as Sullivan was. The principal, Mr. Gilman, took over teaching Helen in English Literature for part of that...

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