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FIVE-YEAR-OLD LEARNED FIVE LANGUAGES ON
Berkeley, Cal., April 8. Accom
plishments of Pejggy Venniker, 5
years old, visiting here declared to
be the most cosmopolitan child in the
world are these:
She speaks English with her father,
Dr. John Venniker of London.
She speaks French to her maid.
She uses German at play.
She understands Italian and has a
smattering of Spanish.
She has been twice in Austria.
Peggy Venniker, Famous as Linguist
. and Traveler at Age of Five.
She has crossed the Atlantic ocean
She has sailed through the Suez
Peggy is now on her third world
tour, or rather her parents are, for
she was born on their first jaunt over
the globe. Her cosmopolitanism be
gan with birth. Her parents have a
home in London, own a big ostrich
farm in South Africa and have inter
ests in Australia. She was born in
Melbourne, and became used to sea
travel while still in the cradle.
Her globe trotting, roughly out
lined, is this:
Two round trips from Cape.
Town, South Africa, to
London t 45,000
Two trips across the American
Two trips to Australia 20,000
Travels in Europe and Egypt. .10,000
On her present trip back to London
she will go through Yokohama,
Hongkong, Siam and Australia, mak
ing 12,000 miles.
The grand total of this is more than
90,000 miles, and with a paltry 10,000
miles thrown in, between Australia
and New Zealand and Cape Town, or
elsewhere, the .child at the age of 6
or 7 will have traveled a distance
equal to four times the circumference
of the earth.
'Peggy has lived in Melbourne, Lon
don, Paris, Trieste, Marseilles, Con-
-stantinople, Cairo, Berne and Baden
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