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Citizen Attorney wrote:

> was there a happy ending?

Not really. When first found the boy was mute. He had along with numerous scars and animal bites on his body a scar across his throat that could only have been inflicted by a knife. He must have been left for dead in the forest at around the age when a child is learning language. His development was likely further impeded by a scarcity of food during his childhood. Dr. Itard, the fellow, who took him in specialized in teaching the deaf, but did not get very far with Victor, as he was called. He managed to teach Victor to make a few strangulated syllabic sounds and that was about all. Victor was indifferent to affection or caring of any sort. Seemed to give little notice to people at all. What Itard's efforts did was ruin the child for the life he'd been leading without socializing him sufficiently to fit into the world of men. I'm not sure what happened to him as an adult. Itard's memoir was published in 1806 when the boy would have been about 18. Itard had hoped that puberty would spur greater emotional development in Victor, but his sexuality was purely instinctual and expressed without purpose.

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