Even though Karen had not endured physical abuse, she did endure emotional abuse from other children. As she listens to the story of how Pegasus’ hoof was injured, she recalls how her own feelings were recently hurt.
Scene 12: Karen Responds to Pegasus’ Story
Kitten, who was innately selfless, shuddered at this threat of selfish violence.
“That must have been horrible for you,” she said.
“It was, Kitten. It was. I’ve never shared this story with anyone, before.”
Karen spontaneously replied that something similar had happened to her, though it was her feelings that were hurt, not her foot.
In her memory, she relived the scene that had happened only a few weeks before, and as she lived it in memory, it she expressed it in words so that Pegasus could hear and feel her emotions.
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