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"Beware that witch. She is a dangerous one, and you are too sweet a thing to get caught up with one as vicious as her!"
Such rumors swirled around the Unbowed, a witch whose rise in power and influence drew fearful whispers among the people and dolls in town.
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When I was a fresh young witch—newly come into my power and before I was Unbowed—I received a gift from my mentor.
Witches do not commonly give each other gifts, and such a gesture always comes with strings attached. This was no different.
The old witch gave me a doll.