Good-bye, Mr. Chips - Chapter XII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XII Summary

As it turned out, Mr. Chips stayed at Brookfield and Ralston resigned to better himself at a more prestigious school. Replacing Ralston was an even younger man named Chatteris who was a bright, friendly and sympathetic young man. Chatteris and Chips hit it off right away. He sensed immediately the emotional connection Chips had with the school and students. Following a bout with bronchitis that made him miss most of the winter semester, at 65, Chips decided it is time to retire. He loved Brookfield and the students and staff and he'd always be part of them. He'd be right across the street and would be able to stop by whenever he wanted.

At the end of the summer term, Chips was given a farewell celebration. He spoke before those assembled in a short speech that was full of jokes and and...

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