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  • Designated Villain: The tanner never does anything bad, but is treated as a terrifying villain because he'll buy Small One for his skin. He's not even a Villainy-Free Villain, he's polite and honest with the boy.
  • Ear Worm: "Clink, clink, clank, clank, get the money to the bank/Clink, clink, clank, clank..."
  • Tear Jerker: The scene after the auction, when Small One realises that no one will buy him. He leads the boy back through the town, back towards the tanner's — fully prepared to give up his own life. And then there's the ending...
  • The Woobie:
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    • Small One, a kind old donkey who has to be sold because he's not strong enough to work anymore — and one that nobody wants to buy except the tanner.
    • The boy. He has to sell his beloved animal, who is his best friend.

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