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Helen Keller - With Mark Twain

Helen Keller With Mark Twain

As Helen's fame grew, she traveled extensively and met many famous people.  One of her friends was the writer Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).  In her autobiography, The Story of My Life, Keller notes this about Twain:

I read from Mark Twain's lips one or two of his good stories. He has his own way of thinking, saying and doing everything. I feel the twinkle of his eye in his handshake. Even while he utters his cynical wisdom in an indescribably droll voice, he makes you feel that his heart is a tender Iliad of human sympathy.

This picture, circa 1902, depicts Keller with Mark Twain and Anne Sullivan.


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Photo online, courtesy Helen Keller Foundation.

Quoted passage from The Story of My Life, 1905 edition, page 139.

 

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