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The Chocolate War

The Chocolate War


by Robert Cormier

The Chocolate War Chapter 17 Summary

  • It's the eleventh day of the chocolate sale and The Goober, like everybody else, is waiting for Brother Leon to call Jerry's name in the roll call.
  • Finally, he gets to Jerry.
  • Jerry says – "No!" (17.16).
  • The Goober feels like his eyes are documentary cameras. He looks first at Jerry, then at Leon.
  • Leon is obviously utterly surprised by this recent turn of events.
  • Leon says Jerry's name again.
  • Jerry says, "No. I'm not going to sell the chocolates" (17.20).
  • And then everyone is very, very quiet.

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