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Matilda Chapter 12 Summary
It's Wednesday, and still the first week of school.
Miss Honey tells her class that the Trunchbull will be sitting in on their class the next day. (She visits each class every week.)
That means they have to be on their best behavior so that they don't upset the Trunchbull.
Then Miss Honey tells them to review what they've been studying, so they can impress their visitor.
Then, their teacher explains that she needs a volunteer to get the Trunchbull's water jug and glass prepared and ready before the Trunchbull arrives.
What happens next is either super brave or super stupid. Lavender volunteers, because she wants to play a prank on the mean old lady. She sees it as a chance to win herself some glory.
Lavender thinks really hard after school, and that night she goes to the pond in her family's garden to try and find a newt.
Although it's not the easiest thing in the world to do, she catches one and puts it in her pencil case.
Even though she can hardly contain herself, Lavender keeps the newt strictly secret when she brings it to school the next day. We like where this is going.
Just before the Trunchbull's visit to their class, Lavender gets her water glass and jug and brings them back to the classroom.
Then she dumps the newt and pond weeds into the jug. From the outside, you'd never know the jug had a newt in it.
Mission accomplished, Lavender goes back to playing with her classmates.
We can't wait to see what happens next.
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