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For example, through action the author demonstrates that Johnathon has developed mental strength when faced with physical pain:

He cradled the kitten in his left arm and felt its tiny, needle-like claws dig into the crook of his elbow. The pain was nothing compared to the throbbing of his branded shoulder. With his right hand, he slowly reached for another piece of bread.

Extract above from The Assassins of Rome by Caroline Lawrence, Orion Children’s Books, London, 2002 reproduced with permission of Orion Children’s Books © Caroline Lawrence 2002.