The college authorities did not allow Miss Sullivan to read the examination papers to me; so Mr. Eugene C. Vining, one of the instructors at the Perkins Institution for the Blind, was employed to copy the papers for me in American braille.
Mr. Vining was a stranger to me, and could not communicate with me, except by writing braille.
Two days before the examinations, Mr. Vining sent me a braille copy of one of the old Harvard papers in algebra.
I sat down immediately and wrote to Mr. Vining, asking him to explain the signs.
Both Mr. Keith and I were distressed and full of forebodings for the morrow; but we went over to the college a little before the examination began, and had Mr. Vining explain more fully the American symbols.