Hellen gets frustrated when her teacher translates d-o-l-l to two different things. She thought her big rag doll was different from the new one.
Miss Sullivan takes Hellen to the well house and Hellen reaches out her hand and touches something she has never touched before. Her teacher translated w-a-t-e-r slowly then rapidly. Then a wonderful feeling appeared and she finally new that each object had its own meaning.
It would've been difficult to find a happier child than Hellen was. For the first time she was eager for a new day to come.