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From Marie Martin to Mme Guérin - December 28, 1875.

From Marie Martin to Mme Guérin - December 28, 1875.

I think that Thérèse wants to become a scholar, because for three days now, she has been continually hounding me to teach her to read. So the day before yesterday, I took the alphabet and amused myself showing her the letters, whilst believing it was pointless. But imagine my surprise when the following day I saw her come with her book, reading, without making a single mistake, every letter I pointed out to her at random. The little one really does have incredible ability; I think that in six months she will be able to read fluently, because she is extremely intellectually precocious.  

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