The Power of One - Chapter Sixteen Summary & Analysis

Bryce Courtenay
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Chapter Sixteen Summary

At the Prince of Wales school, Peekay meets a new ally, Morrie Levy. Morrie is a Jewish boy whose father is very rich and who is somewhat haunted by the past of his people, including the recent Holocaust, which is just becoming known. He is also determined to make his own way, without the assistance of his father, as he knows that that is too easy and he does not want people to credit the riches of the Jews for his own personal success. This fits perfectly with Peekay's own concepts of the power of one, although the two do not always agree when it comes to Morrie's offers to help Peekay out financially. Morrie is very susceptible to insults when it comes to fixing events such as betting on boxing matches, and becomes immediately angry whenever someone suggests that he...

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