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The Door

While Coraline is exploring the new flat into which she and her parents have moved, she discovers a carved wooden door in the drawing room that will not open. Her mother unlocks the door, showing her that the doorway has been bricked up when the house was turned into apartments. As the story progresses, it appears this door acts as a portal to a world created by a cruel creature. She has been luring children to her and draining them dry for the entire time the house has existed.

A Rusty Key

The key that opens the door in the Jones’ drawing room is described as being old and rusty. Coraline notices when she holds it for the first time this key also seems to be colder than the other keys.

Tea Leaves

Miss Spink and Miss Forcible read Coraline’s fortune as it is...

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