Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Chapter 6 Summary
The First Two Finders
The next day, the first ticket is found by a boy named Augustus Gloop.
Augustus is fat – there's no sugar coating it – and his mom was sure he'd find a ticket based on the sheer number of chocolate bars he ate every day.
Although Augustus' whole town is celebrating, Charlie's family doesn't like the looks of this boy.
After the first ticket is found, the whole world goes kind of crazy trying to find the remaining four tickets.
Women, men, children, thieves, gangsters – everyone's looking. One scientist, Professor Foulbody, actually invents a machine that can detect the gold under a wrapper, but it malfunctions and grabs someone's gold tooth (oops), so that plan doesn't last long.
Then the next ticket is found by a rich girl named Veruca Salt. Well, actually by her father. Well, wait, by her father's factory workers.
Veruca was being a little bratty – a lot bratty, in fact – so her dad bought all the chocolate bars he can find and had his factory workers unwrap them. Finally, one of them found a golden ticket in one of the hundreds of thousands of bars he bought.
Again, Charlie's family is not a fan of this girl.
They decide that it's time for bed; but the next day is Charlie's birthday, and they're all excited to open the chocolate bar.