The Power of One - Chapter Seven Summary & Analysis

Bryce Courtenay
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Chapter Seven Summary

Chapter seven opens up as Peekay wakes up, still on the train. Hoppie is gone now, though, having pinned a note to Peekay's shirt with ten shillings attached that Peekay had won by betting on Hoppie the night before. The note also reminds Peekay of the lessons that Hoppie has taught him: "little can beat big", and "first with the head, then with the heart". Peekay feels sad that his friend is gone.

As he reflects on Hoppie, Peekay gradually becomes aware that there is a strange sound in his compartment. He realizes that Big Hettie is also on the train with him, and she is deep in sleep. Peekay goes about his morning routine and when he comes back to the sleeping chamber, he finds that Hettie has fallen half off of her bed, and that she appears to be...

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