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The Healing Horse, Ch. 23, Scene 5: Time for Clinic

This scene transitions from Karen’s worries into a sequence of action scenes, as the evil Mrs. Pinzetti pulls Karen from the safety of the classroom, so she can undergo a clinical evaluation by the experts. (Image courtesy of Adammoore426, CC BY-SA

The Healing Horse, Ch. 23, Scene 4: Worry and Courage

This scene shows little Karen in the classroom, trying to pull herself together, but in a daze of fear of the coming physical exam and evaluation. (Image courtesy of User:Ragesoss, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Scene 4: Worry and

The Healing Horse, Ch. 23, Scene 3: Nutrition Break Worries

This scene continues the sequence of little Karen dealing with her fear of the experts, as the morning drags along until she must see them. (Photo of cinnamon buns by Mack Male from Edmonton, AB, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0, via

The Healing Horse, Ch. 23, Scene 2: The Power of Imagination

As little Kitten prepares to face the experts, she wisely turns to her mentor for advice, and he teaches her an important lesson about the power of imagination. Her mother, on the other hand, makes sure she starts the day

The Healing Horse, Ch. 23, Scene 1: Early Wednesday Morning

Chapter 23 is all about how bad things can get when medical experts stop seeing their disabled patients as people and start looking at them as crippled animals. (Image by Ronnie Robertson, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Scene 1:

The Healing Horse, Ch. 22, Scene 8: Soothing Music

In this scene, little Kitten reflects on her situation and how much she values her friendship with Tammy, as  well as on how important their mothers are to both of them.  (Image of two bars of music from The Carnival

The Healing Horse, Ch. 22, Scene 7: The Waiver

This scene focuses on little Kitten’s memories of how confident she felt a few months before, and how desperately afraid she is now. (Image courtesy of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons) Scene 7: The Waiver

The Healing Horse, Ch. 22, Scene 6: In a Fog

The story continues building toward a climactic confrontation with Mrs. Pinzetti, as little Kitten struggles to keep herself going in the face of the next day’s dreaded events. (Photo by cjohnson7 from Rochester, Minnesota, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

The Healing Horse, Ch. 22, Scene 5: Mrs. Pinzetti Delivers a Note

This scene brings Mrs. Pinzetti into the classroom, and she brings more bad news.  (Image by Christos Vittoratos, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Scene 5: Mrs. Pinzetti Delivers a Note As the teacher collected the writing assignments, Mrs. Pinzetti

The Healing Horse, Ch. 22, Scene 4: An Impromptu Writing Exercise

As her Mama talks with Principal Stephie, little Karen struggles through a writing assignment in her classroom. Even though she has studied the subject, under pressure to write on demand she cannot remember what she has learned. School teachers now