The Healing Horse, Ch. 15, Scene 11: Tom Sawyer Island

In this scene, Karen and Pegasus take a much-needed break from the excitement of rides and Main Street USA, so they can reflect on what Madame Leota predicted for Karen’s future.

Here is a photo of part of the island, with a raft like the one they would have ridden. You can see that it would be easy for a horse to get on and off.

Thanks to George Louise and the WikiMedia Commons for the image.

Photo of people on a raft to Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland, about 1960

“File:Raft to Tom Sawyer Island, Disneyland California about 1960.jpg” by GeorgeLouis is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Scene 11: Tom Sawyer Island

Outside the Haunted Mansion, Karen said, “Pegasus, that was really special, but I need to do something less dramatic. Ghosts and disembodied heads predicting my future have my mind spinning.”
“I agree, Kitten. We need to pace ourselves. Let’s just stroll for a while.”
Cheerfully they walked away from the haunted house. Then they saw another ride, with a pirate theme. 
“Look,” said Karen, “it’s Tom Sawyer Island and the Pirate’s Lair. I think that’s just what we need to wind down. It’s supposed to be quiet and relatively peaceful.”
“Let’s go,” said Pegasus.
They walked to the boarding area, where they crowded onto a wooden raft with a lot of other people. It was perfect for Pegasus because he could walk onto and off of it. After a short trip across a river, they stepped off onto Tom Sawyer Island. They were both tired, so instead of exploring they found a shady spot where Karen could rest on a bench, and Pegasus could lie down beside her. She had a lot to think about.
 Original Text ©2021, Karen Lynn-Chlup. All rights reserved.

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