It

It

by

Stephen King

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The youngest son of Monica Macklin, the stepson of Richard Macklin, and the younger brother of Edward Corcoran. A four-year-old boy who, before his death, often shows up to school with a bruised body, due to Richard’s abuse. Dorsey is bludgeoned to death by his stepfather in May 1957. Richard takes him to Derry Home Hospital and says that Dorsey fractured his skull playing on a stepladder in the garage and falling. He remains unconscious for three days before dying.
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Chapter 6: One of the Missing: A Tale from the Summer of ‘58
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...the Derry News chronicle fears about Edward Corcoran, who has gone missing. His younger brother, Dorsey Corcoran, has recently died “of what were reported to be accidental causes.” His stepfather, Richard... (full context)
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Richard Macklin is later charged with Dorsey’s murder and confesses to bludgeoning the boy to death with a retractable hammer. He recalls... (full context)
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...seen Richard Macklin use his fists on Monica—he seems to save that for Eddie and Dorsey—but they have regular shouting matches around the time that bills are due. This results in... (full context)
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...take him to the hospital and Richard warning her against it, after what happened to Dorsey. Instead, Monica helps Eddie to his room. Eddie comforts himself by taking nips from his... (full context)
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...He thinks that Richard Macklin used the recoilless hammer, which has disappeared, on his brother, Dorsey, then buried it in the family garden. Eddie thinks of this while walking toward the... (full context)
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...closes around Edward Corcoran’s foot. He looks down and his mouth drops open. It is Dorsey. Dorsey is grinning and croaks Eddie’s name. Eddie wants to scream, but he cannot manage... (full context)