Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Mother

Zachariah was a deaf and dumb boy, thirteen years of age, who was being

educated in an Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, after an absence of

four years he went home to see his mother. When he entered her house, in

company with his benefactor, she was sitting in a state of intoxication,

which greatly affected him. He took his pencil, and thus attempted to

show her the evil and danger of such conduct, and gave her much good

advice. After retiring with his friend, at whose house he went to lodge,

his countenance became very sorrowful, and the tears trickled down his

cheeks. His friend asked him the occasion of all this, when he wrote

"that he was thinking if he got to heaven how sorry he should be not to

find his mother there."