“Father beats me,” she cries. “I see visions. I create fire.”
He places his coat over her shivering shoulders. “I’ll protect you.”
“Don’t worry,” Thumbelina says poking out of the coat’s breast pocket. “Mister Andersen is a good man teaching special children with powers, like us!”
The little match girl takes his hand. “Why?”
“To save the world,” he answers.
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