Ferdydurke - Study Guide Chapter 9, Peeping and Further Incursion into Modernity Summary & Analysis

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Joey goes to his room. He devises a plan. He must tear down the schoolgirl, through tasteless situations and associations, so that he can free himself of her. He decides to peep at her, to try to catch her unaware in an ugly position or action. As he goes toward the keyhole, he looks out the window and sees a beggar across the street. Joey goes out and pays the beggar to hold a branch between his teeth. Then Joey begins spying on the schoolgirl, but he sees no sign of discomfiture.

Around six o'clock, Mrs. Youngblood comes to her daughter's room and is relieved to see Zuta working on her German. Joey sees that she was worried about Zuta's reaction to what happened at dinner, but Zuta seems unaffected. After Mrs. Youngblood leaves, Joey...

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