Monday, July 6, 2009
Though not the next in line for the throne, Twinkle was subject to the intensely mean-spirited scrutiny of her public. While being carried through the streets atop her elephant she was painfully aware of the snickers, sneers and fingers being pointed her way. Through the air like small daggers floated such words as, “Mutant!” “Inbred!” And even “Monster!”
Though life would prove difficult at first, Twinkle was the kind of baby who saw her differences as a blessing. Through hard work and an enormous will to succeed, Twinkle overcame her would-be handicap only to become the 1911 World Cartwheeling Champion at the widely publicized Side Show Olympics held in Rotterdam.