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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers - Part One: Chapter VIII, Uncle Peter and His Handbook Summary & Analysis

Maria von Trapp
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Part One: Chapter VIII, Uncle Peter and His Handbook Summary and Analysis

This chapter describes the quirky antics of a family relative and his need for referring to handbooks. Maria's recollection of camping with Georg's distant cousin, Peter, and his family provides an insight to Maria's sense of humor. Much of the lengthy detail of this chapter adds pages with no content to the book. Apparently, Peter uses manuals for every step he takes in life. The first example given is his use of a manual when he and his wife await their first baby. Now the Trapps and Peter's family join forces to go camping.

There is also much in-joking among the campers regarding Uncle Peter and his eighteen pieces of luggage. His desperate search deep in the biggest box during a storm for The Handbook...

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