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Let us look at the beasts. We see among the same kinds some of the different forms, of different dimensions, domestic or wild, harmless or ferocious, useful or useless, pleasing or hideous. Some are bred for men’s sakes; some for their own pleasures and amusements; some are of no use to us. There are faults in their organization as well as in that of men. Those who are acquainted with the veterinary art know this well: but as for us who have not made a study of this science, we seem not to discover or remark these faults.

For an insightful discussion of the meanings of , see Carol Padden and Tom Humphries, Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988): 13–17, 49–50. 39. , The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), 50. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Baynton, Douglas C. Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign Against Sign Language. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. INTRODUCTION xxxiii Booth, Edmund.

Afterwards, I gradually acquired the habit of thinking in English, although I occasionally had recourse to the French to assist me. Q: Can you, at will, adopt either of these modes of thoughts? A: Yes, certainly—but separately & not at once. Q: Do you find that you are able to think more clearly or more rapidly & more satisfactorily by means of signs than by that of words? A: By means of signs. The reason is that I have plenty of signs at my command to express whatever I think, whereas I want words to describe it.

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