Martyn Pig - Part 8, Christmas Day Summary & Analysis

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Part 8, Christmas Day Summary

The next day, Christmas Day, Martyn believes he's ready for whatever Breece has to say, but is surprised when Breece (accompanied by the sympathetic and pretty Officer Sanders) tells him that Dad's body has been found. Martyn breaks down in tears, but when Breece says his (Martyn's) aunt is there to see him, Martyn is able to insist that he doesn't want to see her. He later reveals in narration that his tears were a performance, acted using a technique Alex taught him - to think of something sad, in this case the loss of a beloved puppy sold by Dad without Martyn's knowing. After Sanders brings him a cup of tea, Martyn cries again, for real this time - and then does some more thinking. He goes through everything he's learned about his situation and all the questions...

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