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The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War


by Robert Cormier

The Chocolate War Chapter 12 Summary

  • Jerry is on the football field. The coach is telling him to "Try it again" (12.1).
  • Carter has been attacking him on every single play, but Jerry is pushing hard to make this seventh play a success in spite of his physical anguish.
  • As Jerry runs with the ball, he sees Carter moving toward him, but Adamo tackles him.
  • As Jerry passes the ball to The Goober, Carter evades Adamo, and takes Jerry down.
  • But, The Goober catches the pass and scores.
  • Carter and the Coach approve the play and the coach tells Jerry he might have a chance at quarterback after all.
  • For a few brief moments Jerry feels completely happy.
  • When he gets back to school, he finds a note on his locker telling him to appear before The Vigils for an assignment. Cue the foreboding music: Dun-dun-dun…

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