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Edmund Albert George Brimmer

Edmund Brimmer, as the story begins, is a very frightened little boy. He has been recently traumatized by the mysterious absence of his mother, followed by a long sea voyage to the foreign land of America where his Aunt Pru tells him he is not safe. Aunt Pru has passed her fears down to Edmund, and she has also taught him to always trust adults. But now that Edmund finds himself alone and unsupervised in a strange city, he must decide for himself whether all adults are trustworthy or not. His early inclination to obedience is gradually replaced by the realization that he must rely on his own sense of internal guidance. In this way, young Edmund begins to come of age. He is smart enough to know his limitations and actively seeks adult guidance with his perplexing situation, but Edmund quickly learns not to...

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