Miscellany: Markham v. Prodigy

What child is not, at one time or another, regarded as a prodigy? Let any baby spend an hour taking a twelve-jeweled watch apart, and no parent can fail to perceive in him the seed of potential engineering genius; let him draw in pencil on the nursery wall and his mother—unless she be crass indeed—will recognize that his painting may some day amaze the world. Thus every U. S. home has its potential Mozart. But a year ago, to a startled public, was revealed the most extraordinary prodigy of them all—Nathalia Crane, 11-year-old...

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