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Mr. Willy Wonka is quite a sight. Beautiful clothes (including a purple tail coat and a top hat – curious!) and bright, twinkling eyes.
After jerking around a bit, he finally breaks into a dance and welcomes everyone there, asking the children to introduce themselves to him.
One by one, they do just that. And even the chatty Violet can't get a word in edgewise – Willy Wonka is shaking everyone's hands as hard and fast as he can and talking their ears off – even asking questions without giving time for an answer. Quite an exhausting man.
All the children and their parents walk into the factory, which is kept warm for the mysterious workers. They find themselves in a long, beautiful corridor, and smell the most amazing smell on earth.
Willy Wonka rushes all fourteen of them along, turning left and right and left and right (and so on – Roald Dahl doesn't spare us any directions), and finally downward, toward the underground rooms. There's not enough space above ground for all his rooms.
They stop in front of a room that says "The Chocolate Room" (14.47). We're psyched.