- Historic Sites
August/September 1978 | Volume 29, Issue 5
Joy is a blazing flame, Darkness is frosty. A good sleep is a white curtain, A bad sleep is a black curtain.
She died of pneumonia at the age of sixty. “It has been better for her generation,” Howe had said, “that she lived in it.” And it has been better for the generations that followed. When Anne Sullivan, herself a graduate of the Perkins Institution, undertook to educate a wild little girl named Helen Keller, she set out knowing that the road ahead had been traveled before.