4 MAY 1923, Page 15

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sra,—A nephew of my

own before he could read was able to tell at a glance the pin-prick records of a large musical-box, losing the faculty when he was able to read. I am now acquainted with a little boy who, at about a year and a-half, sang songs in perfect tune, beginning afresh if he went wrong and knowing one tune from another. At about a year and eight months he beat time to his singing quite accurately, and now at two years and four months he recites 1—I am,