Medicine: Addle Belle & Annabelle

When Addie Belle Barton of Mount Vernon, Ohio was two years old, she was accidentally shot in the eye with a BB gun, became so terrified that she lost her voice for good. At 20, Addie Belle silently conceived and bore an illegitimate child which her mother called Annabelle. Overcome by shame, Addie Belle Barton retreated with Annabelle to a bare bedroom on the first floor of her parents' old frame house. She rarely emerged, often locked the door, kept frisky little Annabelle well hidden from neighbors' prying eyes. Sometimes at night Addie...

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