What causes David, Petra, and Rosalind to flee in The Chrysalids?

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David, Rosalind, and Petra had to run away from Waknuk society because their telepathic abilities had been discovered.  If they didn't flee, their lives would be in danger. 

By chapter eleven, the group of telepaths is fairly competent at hiding their abilities.  Unfortunately, they are not flawless at controlling their abilities.  In chapter eleven, Petra is spooked by a creature, while she is playing in the woods.  She lets out a big telepathic scream, and several of the telepaths run to Petra's aid.  Another member of the Waknuk society happens across the group,...

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