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Goodreads asked Pamela Cuming:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Pamela Cuming I came across a story of an orphan boy who found an old cigar box in an abandoned camps. He started putting things in the box that he thought would protect him from strangers. A four-leaf clover would bring him luck and ward off evil spirits. Poisonous berries could be used against his enemies. The pull-off tab from a soda can would serve as a magic shield. The box gave him courage, and helped him believe that no obstacle was so greast that it couldn't be overcome.

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