Corporal Turnbull tried to teach the Professor a lesson by assigning him permanent cook house duties

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Corporal Turnbull tried to teach the Professor a lesson by assigning him permanent cook house duties. Did he succeed? Comment on the Professor’s attitude in the cookhouse in the chapter, ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ reflecting on the values he should have possessed to avoid such duties.


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No, Corporal Turnbull did not succeed because Private Quelch did not learn a lesson and was heard lecturing the cooks on the loss of vitamin values in peeling potatoes. The Professor continued showing off his knowledge and feeling of superiority. The values he should have possessed to avoid such duties include humility, maturity in speaking, respect for his seniors and a friendly attitude towards his fellow soldiers. He should never insult anybody or speak snobbishly to them due to his vast knowledge.