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: About the Orphanage of Fear
trope usage... I haven't read the book, but I seem to recall hearing that it was actually a factory using child-labourers living on the premesis (and yes, that kind of set-up did exist at the time) rather than an actual orphanage. Does anyone know the real story behind that?
: I haven't read it either (although I've seen two adaptations), but it was a workhouse. Slightly different thing, but families were separated there.