My Story [NOOK Book]

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Helen Keller’s well-known autobiography, “The Story of My Life,” was written while she was in college and published in 1903. Much less known is her shorter autobiography, “My Story,” which she wrote at age 12 especially for a magazine called “Youth’s Companion.” As Helen Keller explained in her 1903 autobiography: “[Miss Sullivan] persuaded me to write for the ‘Youth’s Companion’ a brief account of my life. I was then twelve years old. As I look back on my struggle to write that little story, it seems to me that ...
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My Story

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Overview

Helen Keller’s well-known autobiography, “The Story of My Life,” was written while she was in college and published in 1903. Much less known is her shorter autobiography, “My Story,” which she wrote at age 12 especially for a magazine called “Youth’s Companion.” As Helen Keller explained in her 1903 autobiography: “[Miss Sullivan] persuaded me to write for the ‘Youth’s Companion’ a brief account of my life. I was then twelve years old. As I look back on my struggle to write that little story, it seems to me that I must have had a prophetic vision of the good that would come of the undertaking, or I should surely have failed. I wrote timidly, fearfully, but resolutely, urged on by my teacher.” When “Youth’s Companion” published the four-part account, Helen Keller was not yet well known, and her story was prefaced by the explanatory remark: “Written wholly without help of any sort by Helen Keller, a deaf and blind girl, twelve years old, and printed without change.”

This Nook edition, equivalent in length to a physical book of approximately 16 pages, includes the complete text of the very rare autobiography of 12-year-old Helen Keller, “My Story.”

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I was born twelve years ago, one bright June morning, in Tuscumbia, a pleasant little town in the northern part of Alabama. The beginning of my life was very simple, and very much like the beginning of every other little life; for I could see and hear when I first came to live in this beautiful world. But I did not notice anything in my new home for several days. Content in my mother’s tender arms I lay, and smiled as if my little heart were filled with sweetest memories of the world I just had left.

I like to think I lived with God in the beautiful Somewhere before I came here, and that is why I always knew God loved me, even when I had forgotten his name.

But when I did begin to notice things, my blue eyes were filled with wondering joy. I gazed long at the lovely, deep-blue sky, and stretched out my tiny hands for the golden sunbeams that came to play hide-and-seek with me. So my happy baby hours went. I grew and cried and laughed, as all infants do.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015944976
  • Publisher: A. J. Cornell Publications
  • Publication date: 1/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 783,479
  • File size: 16 KB

Meet the Author

Helen Keller(1880–1968)was a U.S. writer, social reformer, and academic. Blind and deaf from an early age, she learned how to read, type, and speak with the help of her tutor, Anne Sullivan (1866–1936).
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    bramble

    I have a terrible life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Sam

    O.o You make me look like the bad guy. BUT I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW I'M PERFECTLY FINE WITH THAT!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Fang

    My story is too confusing for even i, and i don't want my story out there for others to see. Some things are private, y'know. *she smiles at Storm and skips out.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Hope

    Long befre i came to scarlt letter i was at rue. A demigod roleplay. As wolf. I was the son of odin. Odin was hi name but not as in The Odin. He was a demon. Not a god. I fell deeply in love with the grl who saved me, kels. I dated her for months and months. I met her brother, Jacob. Soon after. Befe i ce ti scart letter. I asked her to marry me. One the day of our wedding, she vanished. No one has seen her since. Jacob and i spent months looking for her. She never turned up. Ever. Even now, i still more or less miss her. I came to scart letter in april. 2012. I first met Miya. A beautiful and kind yet sarcastic and outgoing girl that i fell inlove with instantly. I found that she was datining meone, even though i swore to never fall inlove with another person after kels. I met fang. Who helped work my way through my depression. I fell inlove with her as well. I realized that i met her at Rue. I met storm several days later. She too, i met at rue. I had a hell of a hard time, deciding whether to choose miya, who became calla. Or fang. Who was stuck between me and Guthix. I chose fang for a while. Things were good. I asked fang to marry me in th summer, only to find out that because i asked her, she realized she loved Guthix more. I still loved her. Though i left. Fang was pregnant at the time. She thought that our child shouldn't be raised without father, and killed the growing baby inside of her. I came back a week later. As a new person. Still went by wolf but i decided that i was completely done with love. Until i ran into Calla again. She was too, different. But still the same. She went to hell. And came back. I still felt love for her. I told her several weeks later. She rejected me. Said tht she hated me. To this day, i know that isn't true. I know she could never love or even consider liking a spoiled brat such as myself. I was young an foolish. Unable to see th knife heading for my chest. Wgen she rejected me again i realized i would never be fully accepted for who i am. I went to her overlook. Andjumped. Diving into the sharp spikey rocks below. I stayed dead for months. Until i came back. My soul was slowly destroying itself. And i never found love. When i got back with fang, david, or so we thoght was david, came back. And she left me for someone whom she thought was dead. I still haven't forgiven that lying bltch for hurting her. Whenever i got back with Fang, logan or xavr or guthix would sweep her off her feet and take her away. Log d guthix were countless. I knew i wasn't a match for those immature little shlts. xavier did it during the summer. Though he never actually askedher out himself, or so i'm told. I stull felt love for Calla. Knowing i would never stand a chance against cain. I knew i would never be good enough to satisfy her. To this very moment, i can't decide who to love....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Xavier

    My story isn't worth publishing. In your own words, and with what yiu know about me, you should be able to put down in many a paragraph what l have seen, done, and who l have met whilst being a chtter at SL.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Storm Alexandria Blake's History and Background

    ((I shall try to inform my friends about this.)) I started out at Men of Iron a year and three months ago as a young girl named Anna that loved to troll. Life was uneventful, and I was despised by most. And then I saw my chance at Greece. This roleplay was full of demigods that loved nothing more than to battle. All the boys were strong, the girls definetely heroines in their own way. I showed up on the scene a few weeks or so after it started, only to be greeted by a funny chap named Will. We became fast friends, and I fell in love with him. Not that I would admit it out loud, for he was dating my best friend at the time, named Silena. Then I met Logan. He was the boy all the girls wanted, a great dancer, an all-around awesome dude. He was dating a girl thay went by my previous name, Anna. I enjoyed sharing drinks and cigarettes with him. Still to this day Logan and I do the same exact thing. About mid-February, I just dissapeared for a while. When I returned, I found the new demigod roleplay at Rue. Jackie, Angel, and Leo were the friends I made there. That was in March, I would say. Will showed up about a week later, leading me to my current home; Scarlet Letter. I found out that Logan was engaged to a girl named Fang, Will went by Crow, and most of my old friends were just gone. Though I adopted to my new surroundings quickly, finding a friend in a fiery redhead named Natasha and a lively girl named Dani. I spent the begininng of summer lounging in trees with Dani and sparring with Natasha, who just so happened to be an enemy of mine during the Scarlet War. ((I lead The Fallen along with Demise against Scarlet Letter. So, for a while, I was indeed evil.)) And then I met Caledarin, still one of the most respected roleplayers to this day. I fell in love with him and followed him around like a sick puppy whilst he was dating Natasha. My nights were spent talking to Fang, my best friend, about how much I wanted him, only him. The remainer of my summer was spent partying with Fang, Miya((Calla)), Gale, Tag, Logan, Cale, and a few others. When the summer ended, a lot of my friends dissapeared. For a while, it was down to Fang and I. A few others befriended me, such as Xavier, Cain, Viper, Lilli, David, and Canine. But they weren't exactly enough for me. I yearned to relive those summer days and nights. Even my new friends dissapeared. I have dated many guys since then, gotten myself in trouble, ended and started friendships, won and lost battles, and killed a few bunnies. But I shall always remember the Storm Blake that thirsted for a fight, a kiss from Cale, a hug from Fang, a dance with Logan, and a drink shared with Miya. ((TA DA!))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    It's your story... start it at the beginning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Briana O'Hare

    I joined this homeshooling rp once. It was really fun. There was this guy there. His name was Sam. We talked abit. Soon he started showing a more-than-friends attitude towards me. I had never really thought of him as a lover before, but i also was new to rp so i accepted his affections. We got close. After we had been loving each other for about two weeks, we got in our first fight. I had then told my friend about it. I had said something like, “my boyfriend said he was losing love for me. I dont know if that means he is breaking up with me or not.” Sam had seen my post. He started yelling at me, saying that he wasnt my boyfriend. I was really confused, thinking of how many times we kissed, how many times we said we love each other. He then told me he had a girlfriend. I freaked out, then
    Started yelling at HIM. I called him somd pretty nasty things, so we broke up. I told his girlfriend. At scarlet letter and she made a big deal out of it in front of me. Later, though, i saw them saying i love you to each other. I didnt care at that point. I didnt ever talk to Sam again. Until the time he said he wanted to learn some magic. I started teaching him magic, but i realized that he only used that as a excuse to hit on me. I asked why he wasnt hitting on his girlfriend and he said because she dissappeared. She had sent him a letter irl saying she got caught rping in the middle of the night. She had quit. I was, i admit, still abit in love with Sam. When he asked me out i said yes. For about two months we were happy. I got pregnste and he asked me to marry him. Again i said yes. Maby about a week later, before the baby was born and before the wedding, he said that if his girlfriend came back he wasnt sure if hed stay with me. He didnt want to chose between us so he left me. Why had he left me? His old girlfriend was not even back. A little while later, i started dating a young man named Harrison. I fell in love with him. Whenever Harrison was around me, Sam started acting all co.cky. once he spit water in Harrisons face. I got mad at sam. He was ruining me and Harrisons relationship. Sam told me to chose between him and harrison. It was hard. Harrison was mature, respectful, and pretective. Sam was funny and i could tell him almost anything because we were so close. in the end, i chose Sam. A week later, Greece ((Harrisons brother)) told me that Harrisin had lung cancer and his therapy had stopped working. He died soon after. I was so sad. But i never have regret choosing Sam. In the month that christmas dwells, Sam asked me to marry him. I said yes. Again. And now, in March, we are married. Happy. Think me a fool if you will, but i love Sam with all my heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Cali

    I came into pool angry and ignored. So i cut my wrists and fainted. Two men..logan and xavier...rushed to help me. I fell in love with both but loved logan dearly. We began dating and both men fought over me. I began to fall in love with xavier. I had to leave for a time and logan moved on. When i came back logan barely talked to me. So i began growing closer to xavier. My trademark was bikini tops and camo booty shorts with moonshine or a monster energy drink. Xavier and i grew close. Then i left again. When i got back xavier was the only one i rememberd. I had to male all knew friends. I dated a few guys. I was impostered twice. Then i was alone. Then i met my best friends here. Leah...she was like my older sister. Beth...she was like my twin. And sam...hes now my son but he was like that little kid you adore. The night i was going to quit i started flirting with a great guy named nathan. We began growing close and we megan dating three days later. After dating for two months he asked me to marry him. I did and now we are married for six months. My best friends are now xavier,leah, briana, sam,rex and luke. I have been through a lot. I am scared but unbroken. I have been rping for a year and two months. I am 16. This is my story...the story of cali-anna marie o'hare.

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