• Mr. Chips, a retired elderly teacher, is growing sleepy by the fire and asks his landlady for a cup of tea.
• Dr. Merivale tells Chips that he is healthy, but warns Mrs. Wickett to keep an eye on him.
• Headmaster Wetherby hires Chips to work at Brookfield School.
• Wetherby advises Chips to be a good disciplinarian.
• Chips remembers the first student whom he punished at Brookfield - a boy named Colley. He later teaches Colley's son and grandson.
• Chips is moved by the memories that he recalls, and fights back tears.
• Established in the Elizabethan era, Brookfield is a second-rank school that is mainly attended by middle-class boys.
• Chips once dreamed of being headmaster at a first-rate school, but found that Brookfield suited him better.
• Chips works at Brookfield until his retirement.
• Chips is pleased with his comfortable room at Mrs. Wickett's...
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