The Power of One - Chapter Ten Summary & Analysis

Bryce Courtenay
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Chapter Ten Summary

The chapter starts out with a brief look at Peekay's new academic life. Enrolled in school, it is soon obvious that he is well ahead of other boys his age, and he is bumped up to grade three. He has let some of his camouflage drop at the urging of Doc, who says it is a great sin to hide a great mind.

Doc, it turns out, is an alcoholic, although Peekay never sees him drunk. Doc tends to get drunk at night, and the reader later finds out that this is due to some historical demons from his days as a maestro in Germany. At one point, he was giving a concert and had a panic attack in the middle of a piece of music. Booed off the stage, he tried to re-master that piece every night and when he...

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