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The Chocolate Room is beloved by Willy Wonka: it's the heart of his factory and it's beautiful, he says.
And boy, is he right. In the room, there's a beautiful valley with a river running through it. Along the river, there is a marvelous waterfall, with dozens of glass pipes going into the river. And there are bushes and trees and flowers and – wait for it – it's all edible.
Yep, you can eat every last drop of The Chocolate Room, from the river (made entirely of chocolate) to the grass (made of sugar). We're getting a sugar high just thinking about it.
Not surprisingly, all of the children (and adults!) start eating everything in sight. And it's as delicious as it is beautiful.
Suddenly, Veruca starts screaming and pointing toward a little man in the distance. Everyone looks and realizes that they are tiny men with long hair, and they are all laughing at the children.
What on earth are these creatures? "They're Oompa-Loompas," explains Mr. Wonka (15.32). Of course they are.