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Heartwarming / The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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  • The dedication: "For Amanda, who wanted to know."
  • The narrator finding out in the end that Lettie is still alive, after a fashion, and that his return visits to the duck pond are because Lettie wants to check up on him even after 40 years.
  • Just Lettie meeting and befriending the narrator, a lonely 7-year-old who didn't get any visitors to his birthday party.
    Ginnie: Lettie did a very big thing for you. I think she mostly wants to find out what happened next, and whether it was worth everything she did.
    Narrator: And did I pass?
    Ginnie: You don't pass or fail at being a person, dear.


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