Ferdydurke - Chapter 10, Legs on the Loose and New Entrapment Summary & Analysis

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The next morning, Joey hides in the bathroom to spy on the Youngbloods. Mrs. Youngblood comes in first. Somehow going to the toilet seems to rejuvenate her, while it demoralizes Mr. Youngblood. Mrs. Youngblood takes her bath, exposing her fat, white calves, and then does exercises. The schoolgirl comes in, and Joey expects her to expose her human weakness. Instead, she jumps into a cold shower. Feeling defeated by the beauty of her actions, Joey sneaks away. On the way out, he writes the Latin "vini, vidi, vici" on the bathroom wall to let the Youngbloods know he's seen them.

Joey goes to school, but he's obsessed with his battle with the Youngbloods. At the house, Mrs. Youngblood is tense. The schoolgirl stays out of range of Joey's keyhole, so he cannot peep...

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