The Childhood of Jesus - Chapters 25 – 30 Summary & Analysis

J. M. Coetzee
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In Chapter 25, Simon informs the school that they intend to educate David at home but they are told that this is against the rules. They are summoned to appear at a tribunal. Simon insists that David must learn how to read, write, and count, so that they will accept him back at his old school. David surprises Simon by accurately reading random sentences from Don Quixote.

In Chapter 26, Simon takes David to show Senor Leon that he can read and write after all. Senor Leon tests David by asking him to read some random sentences from a book, which David does successfully. Senor Leon asks David to write “I must tell the truth” on the blackboard but instead he writes “I am the truth.” Senor Leon takes this as a sign that David is disobedient and disruptive and insists that he must be sent...

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