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This fundraising event included “Living Statuary”, a signed translation of a poem, a sketching performance, “paper manipulation”, and a “humourous recital in the language of gesture”. Like the booklet “Deaf and Dumb Land”, the aim is to arouse sympathy for the purposes of fundraising, something that makes us uneasy even while we still do it these days.

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