Chapter 8 Character vs. Character "Luke announced he would be my partner, since this was my first time". Page 109. Percy gets sword fighting lessons from Luke.
"Luke poured ice water on his head, which looked like a god idea, ao I did the same. Instantly, I felt better. Strength surged back into my arms. The sword didn't feel so awkward." Page 110. Percy Becomes stronger after pouring water on his head.
"I I tried the disarming maneuver. My blade hit the base of Luke's and I twisted, putting my whole weight into a downward thrust. Clang. Luke's sword rattled against the stones. The tip of my blde was an inch from his undefended chest." Page 111. Percy tries the disarming maneuver.
"The other campers were silent. Um, sorry. For a moment, Luke was too stunned to speak. Sorry? His scarred face broke out into a grin. By the gods Percy, why are you sorry. Show me that again." Page 111. Luke wants Percy to do his sword move again.
"This time, there was no contest. The moment our swords connected, Luke hit my hilt and sent my weapon skidding across the floor." Page 111. Percy loses when he battles with Luke again.
"After a long pause, somebody in the audience said, Beginner's luck? Luke wiped the sweat off his brow. He appraised at me with an entirely new interest. Maybe, he said. But I wonder whaat Percy could do with a balanced sword. Page 111. Luke patronizes Percy.