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Thereโ€™s an orphanage situated in northern Pennsylvania, in a small town so isolated from the rest of the world that it might as well not exist. Why in Godโ€™s name anyone decided to put โ€œDawsonโ€™s Home for Special Childrenโ€ here, Iโ€™ll never know. But, without any other opportunities in life, Iโ€™m stuck here until the day I draw my last breath. Donโ€™t get me wrong.ย  Now that Iโ€™ve been here for well over a decade, ...
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