The Little Demerarian

A little coloured deaf and dumb girl in Demerara came to Mrs. H----'s

school, and wished to learn to read. It was thought impossible to teach

her; the missionary's wife therefore shook her head, and made signs for

her to go home. But she would take no denial; so Mrs. H---- sent to

England for the "Deaf and Dumb Alphabet." It was astonishing how quickly

the child was taught to read the New Testament, from which she learned

to know Jesus as her Saviour. One day she signed to her kind teacher,

"Missie, me too happy. You would think when me walk out that there were

two people in the road; but it is Jesus and me. He talk and me talk, and

we two so happy together."