Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

by Rick Riordan
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Chapter 6 of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief shows Percy exploring Camp Half-Blood and dealing with a troublesome student.

Percy is still coming to terms with his heritage as Chiron takes him around the camp, showing him the various features and people that live there. People are whispering about...

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Chapter 6 of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief shows Percy exploring Camp Half-Blood and dealing with a troublesome student.

Percy is still coming to terms with his heritage as Chiron takes him around the camp, showing him the various features and people that live there. People are whispering about Percy and discussing how he killed the Minotaur; he's already famous at the camp.

He shows him the cabins where people live. Each one is dedicated to a particular god and the students related to that god live there. Since they aren't sure who Percy is related to, though, he can't be assigned to the cabin of his relation.

Annabeth relieves Chiron and shows Percy to Cabin 11, which belongs to Hermes. Anyone who doesn't know their heritage is welcome to stay there, because Hermes is the god of travelers and thieves. Percy is still having trouble accepting that he's related to god, but Annabeth tells him that if he wasn't, the food and drink they used to heal him would have killed him.

Clarisse, the daughter of Ares, comes and bullies Percy. She rips his hair out as she drags him to the bathroom to put his head in the toilet. When she tries, though, the water sprays out, misses Percy, and hits Clarisse. The force of it knocks her out of the bathroom. When it happens, Percy feels a tug in the pit of his stomach.

When he leaves the bathroom, Clarisse threatens him but Percy tells her that she can end up with a mouth full of toilet water again if she continues. She leaves and Annabeth reconsiders Percy, saying she wants him on her team for capture the flag.

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In chapter 6 of Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Percy is being led around Camp Half-Blood by his centaur tour guide, Chiron. As he's wandering around the camp, Percy begins to notice that he's attracting quite a few stares and glances from the campers.

Chiron shows Percy that there are twelve different cabins that the campers live in—each cabin is associated with a particular god, and the relatives of each god live in the appropriate cabin. Cabin eleven is the cabin of Hermes—who happens to be the god of travelers—and, because Percy has no other home yet, he is put in this cabin.

Percy continues to wonder how he could be related to a god, but his friend Annabeth suggests that he surely must be, since he was able to kill a minotaur.

Percy soon meets a mean young woman named Clarisse who attempts to haze Percy by giving him a swirly. Oddly enough, water spouts out of the toilet and onto Clarisse and her rude friends, all while Percy stays bone-dry.

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