The Power of One - Chapter Thirteen Summary & Analysis

Bryce Courtenay
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Chapter Thirteen Summary

The chapter begins with the team still at the competition in Nelspruit. The Barberton Blues have won five of the eight finals and the final match is in the heavyweight division, where the Afrikaner warder Gert will be taking on a boxer who outweighs him be thirty pounds. Although Gert puts up a game fight, the bigger man knocks him out in the third round, and the blow is so hard that he must ride back to Barberton in a separate car. Doc notes to Peekay that Gert fought too much with his heart and not enough with his head. On the way home from the competition, Peekay replays his matches in his head, detail by detail. He notes that this skill is to his advantage when it comes to boxing, as he can remember and make corrections for any mistakes...

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