Uneducated Deaf Mute's Ignorance Of God

Vauncey Thompson wrote after having been under instruction in the Deaf

and Dumb School for six years:--"When I was at home, I knew one word,

'God,' but I did not know what it meant, nor how the world was made, and

my mind was very hard and uncultivated, resembling the ground that is

not ploughed, and I was perfectly ignorant. I thought then that my mind

would open when I was a man: but I was mistaken, it would not have

opened if I had not come to school to be taught; I would have been

ignorant and have known nothing that is proper, and no religion would

have come toward me. I must study my Bible till my life is departed, and

I hope God will please never forsake me."