by Helen Keller from The Story of My Life
CHAPTER XXII passage: Born in 1880, Helen Keller was a bright, intelligent child. Then as a toddler, she contracted a serious disease that left her without her hearing or sight. Helen's parents finally found a teacher who helped her find her way out of the darkness and silence. This passage from Helen's 1903 autobiography speaks of her love of boating and the water. After reading the passage, students will answer questions on the language, the details, and Helen's character.