5 MAY 1923, Page 15

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sin,—! SIR greatly interested

in the letter of G. McDougall from S. Rhodesia, speaking of his child aged 2i years being able to pick out unerringly gramophone records from sight, naturally before he can read. I have a great-nephew, William Dawes, now aged four years, who has done the same since he was two years old. He also has been tested in many ways, and has never made a mistake. I should be very grateful to know of an explanation.—! am, Sir, &c.,