Suffer the little Children

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In the short story, Suffer the little Children, Stephan King tells the tale of an old school teacher who faces an unusual problem. The teacher, Miss Sidley, is forced to deal with a group of children unlike any she had faced in her life; these children were different, very different. The children in the story are not human. The discovery of this causes Miss Sidley to act in ways she never thought capable, eventually leading …

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…mentally retarded children in an experimental program. One day in class, King writes, “Then she seemed to see something which disturbed her; a frown creased her brow and she looked away from the children…That night Miss Sidley cut her throat with a bit of broken mirror-glass, and after that Buddy Jenkins (the psychiatrist) began to watch the children more and more. In the end, he was hardly able to take his eyes off them” (447).