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Mr. Chips

Elderly Mr. Chips is retired and reflecting on his life and career at Brookfield School. In his retirement, he opted to rent a room across from Brookfield and so he can visit as often as the weather and his health allows him. Mr. Chipping, nicknamed Mr. Chips, as a young man applied for a teaching position at Brookfield. He was aware of his less-than-stellar education and abilities—he did not receive rave reviews from the first school he taught. After gaining a teaching position at Brookfield, it took Chips a while before he felt comfortable in his new environment.

Although appearing as a somewhat solitary figure, Mr. Chips did have a personal relationship, though it was brief. He had never felt comfortable around women—thinking the ideal woman should be timid, delicate and weak. While on a summer vacation, he meets a young woman who...

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