Alan, a boy with whom David goes to school, sees Sophie’s six-toed footprint and reports her to the authorities, an act that forces Sophie and her family to flee their home. Later in the novel, he marries Anne. Uncle Axel kills Alan when he learns that Alan knows about David and the other telepath’s abilities.
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...day, they are barefoot at the river catching shrimp when a boy from David’s school, Alan, happens upon them. David throws Sophie her shoes and tries to distract Alan with conversation,... (full context)
...a suicide note outing everyone in the group, even Petra, and suggesting that they killed Alan. Fortunately, Anne’s illiterate neighbor finds the note and, thinking it is meant for a family... (full context)