A Deaf And Dumb Boy And His Brother
Brownlow Harrison, a bright little boy who had spent a few years in the
school for the deaf and dumb, was watching with great earnestness for
his father, who was to fetch him home for the summer vacation.
Brownlow had made unusual progress during the last half-year; this he
himself knew, and made him intensely anxious that his younger brother,
who was also deaf and dumb, should be admitted as a pupil in the
Institution. Brownlow himself at once wrote to the Committee as
follows:--"When I was at home I was ignorant, and I don't know about
God; but I am now taught about religion, and it is wonderful; I will be
taught before I leave school. My dear brother cannot read, and he cannot
understand; I wish he will come to school, for he don't know about God
and angels, and all things good or bad. I am afraid he will grow wicked
if he is not taught. I will feel thankful to the gentlemen to send my
deaf brother to school."