Anecdotes of the Deaf Speed Of Manual Spelling
In reply to a question "What is the number of words a good...
A poor deaf and dumb man, who might be said to be entirely...
Alexander Ferguson The Famous Deaf And Dumb Swimmer
Alexander Ferguson, a dock mason of Dundee, (though now in...
At the great Exhibition in 1851 there was exhibited a set of ...
Sir Walter Scott On The Deaf & Dumb
Sir Walter Scott in his novel "Peveril of the Peak," uses the...
The Indians And Deaf And Dumb
We are quite sure the Indians were delighted by the recept...
A Naval Chef D'euvre
Gervase Murray, a deaf and dumb young man, the son of a po...
In Derby Police Court
A few years since the Head Master of the Deaf and Dumb Ins...
Deaf Dumb Blind And Lame
David Simons, of Boston, is deaf and dumb; he is also blind; ...
Julia Brace, a deaf, dumb, and blind woman, who died in Augus...
The Little Demerarian
A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to M...
A Deaf And Dumb Boy Not Afraid To Die
Bernard Grimshaw, a little deaf and dumb boy, lay seriously i...
The Bible And The Deaf And Dumb
The following is taken from the British and Foreign Bible Soc...
The Deaf Mute's Faith
One day a minister's servant brought a subscription book and ...
A Deaf And Dumb Sculptor
There has just been placed outside St. Saviour's Church, for ...
A Dumb Dog
A deaf and dumb lady living in a German city, had, as a co...
In St. Modwen's Churchyard at Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshir...
Do The Deaf & Dumb Think Themselves Unhappy?
Two deaf and dumb scholars of the late Abbe Siccard were aske...
The Right Hon W E Gladstone And The Deaf And Dumb
Mr. Gladstone, on being presented with the freedom of the Wor...
A good story is told of ex-governor Magottin, of Kentucky, wh...
A Novel Situation
During the past year a gentleman had occasion to visit a certain city in
New England. He arrived at night, went directly to his accustomed hotel,
and to bed, slept soundly throughout the night, and in the morning
discovered his watch had stopped. When he opened the door of his room
another gentleman was taking in his boots on the other side of the
corridor, and of him our friend asked if he could tell him what time it
was. To his surprise, the gentleman took no notice whatever of the
question. He asked again, "Sir, will you be good enough to tell me what
time it is? My watch has stopped." No answer. The gentleman, without
looking up, shut his door and disappeared. At that moment two other
gentlemen came walking down the corridor, and Mr. X. asked of them the
same question. The two gentlemen, without looking to the right or left,
continued their walk without an answer or sign. "Well," thought Mr. X,
"this is very curious." However, he went back to his room. Presently the
bell rang for breakfast, and immediately a waiter entered the room,
seized him by the arm, and began a series of gesticulations. Mr. X. lost
his temper, and burst forth with "What in the name of goodness is the
matter?" when the waiter cried "Oh," and vanished, laughing. Mr. X.
began to think something was very wrong, but went down to breakfast.
When he entered the salle a manger, which commonly had a dozen or
twenty people at the tables, he found the hall filled with gentlemen in
black coats, all feeding gravely, and in silence. A waiter silently
beckoned him to a place, and when he was seated he said to his
neighbour--"Sir, will you be kind enough to tell what all this is
about?" No answer. The person, like Charlotte in Werter, went on eating
bread and butter. Our friend began to feel decidedly queer, and getting
out of his seat, went to the nearest waiter and piteously besought him,
for heaven's sake, to tell him what was the matter with the house. "Oh,"
said the waiter, "don't you know? Why this is the Deaf and Dumb
Convention, which meets to-day at Hartford."
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