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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 163 Summary

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Chapter 163 Summary

Christopher explains how he had to learn that other people had minds too. Julie, his first main teacher at school—before Siobhan—showed him a box that originally contained Smarties and asked him what he thought was in the box. He replied, of course, that he thought Smarties were in the box, but when he opened it there was a pencil in the box. Julie then asked him what he thought his mother would say if Julie asked his mother what she thought was in the box. He replied that she would think there was a pencil in the box, and Julie explained to him that his mother would have to go through the same process that Christopher did to learn, in her perceived reality, that the box actually contained a pencil. Christopher then offers a treatise on how the mind works, replete with examples from an...

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