Example sentence for 察する

So I recently read this 例文:

小学生の時、初めて仲良くなった子の母親に名前を言うと、顔色が変わった。それ以後、その子は急に私とつるまなくなった。当時八才だったが、全て察した

I sense a heavy drama but I couldn’t figure it out. What’s wrong?? Why did this kid’s name cause so much distress?

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I’m guessing inter-family history that the kids weren’t aware of.

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Alternately, they’re actually half-siblings.

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My guesses would be:

  1. WK staff member was trying to come up with an example sentence with this broad sense of 察する and got creative.

  1. Possibly a racial/cultural/religious thing, and the fact that a child could understand it as such a tender age is a tragic reminder of the state of the world.
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