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The Complete Idiot’s Guide™ to Writing Well by Laurie E. Rozakis

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Chapter 13. Tell Me a Story: Narration

Tell Me a Story: Narration
 

Seized with a determination to learn to read, at any cost, I hit upon many expedients to accomplish this desired end. The plea which I mainly adopted, and the one by which I was most successful, was that of using my young white playmates, with whom I met in the street, as teachers. I used to carry, almost constantly, a copy of Webster's spelling book in my pocket; and, when sent on errands, or when play time was allowed me, I would step, ...

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