In In the Realms of the Unreal, the “assassination of the child labor rebel Annie Aronburg . . . was the most shocking child murder ever caused by the Glandelinian Government,” and was the cause of the war. Through their sufferings, the Vivian Girls are hoped to be able to bring about a triumph of Christianity. Darger provided two endings to the story: In one, the Vivian Girls and Christianity are triumphant; in the other, they are defeated and the godless Glandelinians reign.