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

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Chapter XVI Summary

Now fifteen years after his final retirement, Chips is happy in his cozy room—even in winter where he can read by the fire and look forward to summer when there would be continual visits from the old boys—his former students. The war ended years before. He is proud of England's sacrifice—although it may have been too much. The General Strike of 1926 lasted a week—without bloodshed—a lesson in decorum for England's more trigger-happy allies. Whatever meeting or dinner he attended, everyone looks forward to his jokes. Laughter is everywhere Chips goes.

Chips has no worries. His retirement and money provides more than he needs. He often gives money away when someone he knows needs help. Chips prepares a will leaving a small sum to Mrs. Wickett and the missions and the rest...

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