Flowers in the attic

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flowers in the attic





Flowers in the attic thatís what four children thought of themselves. They were born so
brightly colored, but fading duller as their long dreary nightmarish days, held prisoners
of hope, and kept captive by greed.

The Dollengangers were a loving and happy family. Chris had meet Corrine when she was
fourteen. After she turned eighteen they eloped. They had four beautiful children. They
all had blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. Christopher was the oldest. He was very
bright for his age making straight Aís and wanted to become a doctor. Cathy, the next
oldest was not as smart as Chris was, but she did well in school too. She dreamed of
becoming a dancer. The twins were only four then. Their mother stayed home, and their
father was a sales man who was gone most of the time. The children couldnít wait till he
came home always bringing them a gift. Then one day their father was killed in an auto
accident, and thatís when the horror began.

After their dad was killed, their house was reposed. Corrine called her mother, who
allowed them to come live with them. Corrine told the children how rich their grandparents
were, and they would never need anything again. She told them their new home would be the
grandest they ever lived in, but they would have to be locked up in one room till she won
her fathers heart back.

When they arrived in the middle of the night, their grandmother was there to let them in.
All four of the children were led up to a room they would share. The attic was attached to
this room, and by the nexted morning, their grandmother and mother came to their room. She
laid the rules down. She told them the were to quote the bible every day, be modest around
each other, no looking at each other, no messes, and not to talk to her until she spoke to
them first. Chris and Cathy were confused, so after their grandmother left Corrine
explained all of it to them.

When she was young, eighteen, she eloped with their father who was actually her half
uncle. Their dad was their grandfatherís brother. So she was wrote out of her fatherís
will. She told them she had to win her dads heart back to inherit the money, but he didnít
know about them. He said that if Corrine had children they would be the spawns of the
devil. Corrine told the children they would only be locked up for a week to a month. Their
grandfather was very ill and ready to die any day now.

As the days passed into months, Corrine would visit the children regular. She would bring
them many gifts hoping to make up for them being locked away. Their grandmother would make
inflict pain when the children didnít follow rules. Cathy loved to dance, so one time
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