How did Helen benefit when Dr. Graham Bell accompanied her to the World Fair?
The visit to the World Fair with Dr Graham Bell was an eye opener for Helen. It proved to be an enriching experience for Helen. For the first time in her life, she could ‘see’ all the marvels of invention, treasures of industry and skill and all the activities of human life. She was able to learn about the curious bazaars of India, the pyramids of Egypt, the lagoons of Venice, Mexico and other parts of the world through statues and relics displayed in the fair. This broadened her horizons and stirred her interest in the world around, rather than in fairy tales and in a make-believe world. This fair proved to be a storehouse of information for Helen who readily absorbed every bit of information. She confessed that all these experiences added a great many new terms to her vocabulary.