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KOA STRUGGLES. HE SPENDS MONTHS ON THE STREETS OF A NEARBY TOWN, COLD, HUNGRY, AND UTTERLY ALONE. THE AIR, MUCH MORE TOXIC HERE THAN IN THE COUNTRYSIDE WHERE HE WAS RAISED, BURNS HIS LUNGS AND CLOUDS HIS THOUGHTS, AND HIS MENTAL HEALTH DETERIORATES AS MUCH AS HIS PHYSICAL HEALTH. HE EVENTUALLY FINDS REFUGE IN A DILAPIDATED ORPHANAGE, BUT HIS LUCK DOESN’T IMPROVE.

THE OTHER BOYS BULLY HIM RELENTLESSLY, AND HE EVENTUALLY LEARNS TO FIGHT BACK. HE COMES TO RESEMBLE A STRAY DOG - LEAN, SCRAPPY, AND DANGEROUS. KOA’S ANGER TURNS OUTWARDS, AND HE FIGHTS EVERYONE WHO HE BELIEVED HAD CROSSED HIM. SOON, HE IS KICKED OUT OF THE ORPHANAGE FOR FIGHTING, AND IS LEFT BACK ON THE STREET.

 
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