Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories - Study Guide Pages 106 - 209 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Mitchell (writer)
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In "Evening with a Gifted Child," the author related his meeting with a nine-year-old girl named Philippa Duke Schuyler, who was a child prodigy in music. She was the daughter of a black father and a white mother, both writers, and lived on Convent Avenue. Philippa traveled, performing in prestigious venues and on the radio. She spent half of each day studying music instead of attending classes but continued to make good grades on tests for those classes. Her parents credited her diet for her extraordinary IQ. They seldom cooked anything and ate almost everything raw, including meat. When Philippa attended a movie, she took along an ear of raw corn or raw peas, eating those instead of peanuts or other treats at the movie. Her mother said that Philippa was constantly "pushing" for information and seeking to understand things.

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