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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Chapter 181 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 181 Summary

Christopher states boldly that, “I see everything.” Then, he proceeds to illustrate the point by explaining the difference between his perceptions and those of normal people. A normal person might say, “I am standing in a field. There are some cows in the field. It is sunny with a few clouds. There is a village in the distance.” Then, that person might go off wondering if he or she turned the stove off before leaving home or whether Julie has had the baby yet. In the same setting, however, Christopher would say, “There are 19 cows in the field, 15 of which are black and white and 4 of which are brown and white. … There is a village in the distance which has 31 visible houses and a church with a square tower and not a spire.” He would also see a discarded Coca-Cola can with a snail crawling on it...

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