What happens to Patrick during lunch that has Omri's heart "hammering with terror"?

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During lunch, Patrick gets into a physical confrontation with two schoolmates after sitting down at a crowded lunch table. Patrick has the Indian and the Cowboy in his pocket when the confrontation begins. During the brawl, Patrick is shoved and goes flying backwards and lands on the floor. Omari is...

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During lunch, Patrick gets into a physical confrontation with two schoolmates after sitting down at a crowded lunch table. Patrick has the Indian and the Cowboy in his pocket when the confrontation begins. During the brawl, Patrick is shoved and goes flying backwards and lands on the floor. Omari is absolutely terrified that the two tiny humans are going to be crushed to death in Patrick's pocket. He envisions Patrick's pockets soaked with blood, and this vision causes this increase in terror. He darts in and out of the crowded lunchroom and races to Patrick's side to check on the Indian and the Cowboy. Thankfully, the fight did not cause the Indian and the Cowboy to be injured, much to the relief of Omari.

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