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must convince her Grandfather to let her stay. Peter tells her to do this a little bit at a time. Heidi decides she will show her Grandfather just how much she needs him and he needs her. But, first, she and Grandfather need to start talking. Peter takes Heidi to the house and initiates conversation with Grandfather. Grandfather slowly and reluctantly begins to talk to Heidi, and soon he is lets her share in some of the chores. Grandfather gradually begins to care for and grow protective of Heidi. When winter comes, Heidi cannot stand being inside all the time and begs that they go to the village. The old man refuses to go and doesn't want her to go either. He feels he's not welcome in the village. He thinks that people blame him for his daughter's death saying that if he had not sent her away she might never have died. Grandfather grows very vulnerable and it is clear that he is finally letting Heidi into his heart. This realisation frightens him, and he coldly pushes her away. Heidi is very hurt by this and seeing her pain makes Grandfather realise that it is time for him to change. He pretends to need help getting up and asks Heidi for assistance. She happily offers help and support, and they both understand the meaning of this gesture. The action moves to the Sesseman house in Frankfurt, Germany at the prominent German household where Dete is working as a governess. The mother of the household is dead and the little girl, Clara, is confined to a wheelchair. Dete wheels Clara to visit her father, Herr Sesseman, who tells his daughter that he needs to go on a business trip to London for a few months. Clara is upset that her father is once again leaving, but there is nothing that can be done. Her father suggests that she needs a companion of her own age but Clara disagrees. Herr Sesseman, however, thinks it is the perfect solution and leaves the matter in Dete's hands. Dete thinks that bringing Heidi to stay with them might be the best solution. Back on the mountain, Grandfather is has grown very happy to have Heidi living with him. He makes her a new stool as a sign that he wants her to stay. Dete arrives unexpectedly and asks to speak with Grandfather alone. She presents him with the idea of having Heidi live with her in Frankfurt, but Grandfather refuses to let Heidi go. Dete is surprised and confused by his change of heart. Unfortunately, Dete is Heidi's legal guardian and demands that he give up the girl. Heidi doesn't want to leave and nothing is explained to her, leaving her to believe that Grandfather doesn't care about her anymore. On the way to Frankfurt, Dete tries to show Heidi how to be a perfect young lady since she will be living in a rich household. In Frankfurt, Clara is not interested in meeting Heidi and plans on making it impossible for her to stay. On the other hand, Sebastian, one of the household servants, is looking forward to having another little girl around, and is hopeful that she will have a sweeter disposition than Clara's. When they all finally meet, Sebastian is quite taken with Heidi, but Clara hates her at first sight. Heidi makes Clara feel uncomfortable by telling her that she doesn't look sick. Clara quickly explains that she is an invalid and cannot walk. She is confined to a wheelchair forever. Clara doesn't want to talk anymore and has Dete take her to her room. Sebastian offers Heidi a cup of hot milk and tells her that ever since Clara fell off her horse last summer she's been unable to walk. The doctor can't tell them why and many people think that Clara is just afraid to try. Dete returns and asks Sebastian to leave her alone with Heidi. Dete yells at Heidi for being rude to Clara and insists that she apologise tomorrow. Dete has certain "plans" concerning her place in the household and does not want Heidi to ruin them. Heidi promises to do just as her aunt has instructed. Back on the mountain, Grandfather is sitting on a tree stump, slumped over and wrapped in a blanket coughing. Peter is upset to see how distraught he is over losing Heidi and quickly goes to fetch the doctor. In Frankfurt, Heidi and Clara can't seem to get along. It has been three months and nothing has changed. Peter arrives and surprises Heidi by telling her he has come to take her back to the mountain. He says that Grandfather hasn't been the same since she's been gone. Heidi does not understand this since it was he who let her go. Peter tells Heidi that it was Dete and not Grandfather’s doing. Just then, Dete finds Peter and demands that he leave or she will call the police. Heidi asks Peter to tell Grandfather that she will find a way