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In The Lightning Thief, when does Percy find out that Gabe has protected him from the...

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polfyffe | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM via web

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In The Lightning Thief, when does Percy find out that Gabe has protected him from the enemies?

 

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samueltan95 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM (Answer #1)

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when grover tells him. when they were walking past the house

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 24, 2012 at 12:34 AM (Answer #2)

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This happens around the middle of Chapter 10 of the book.  Argus has just dropped Percy and Grover and Annabeth off at the Greyhound station on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.  Percy has just seen a "Have You Seen This Boy" flyer with his picture on it.

At that point, Grover tells Percy that Gabe has been protecting him.  He tells Percy that Gabe's odor, which is "repulsively human" has been making it impossible for the monsters to detect Percy.  This happens on page 159 of my copy of the book.

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parama9000 | TA , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted December 31, 2013 at 4:07 AM (Answer #3)

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When Grover was walking with him, he told Percy.

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