How Green Was My Valley - Chapter Sixteen Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Sixteen Summary

Bronwen is upset that Huw will have to speak English in his new school. Mr. Gruffydd gives him a beautiful pencil box. Mrs. Jenkins helps him refresh his math skills, and his mother is disturbed by her own lack of knowledge of the decimal point.

Mr. Tyser tests Huw's skills. The students are mischievous and unkind. When Huw returns to the room he find his pencil box broken to pieces, as well as his pencils and pens. His rage turns to tears and then shame, as he mourns the loss of the valuable, hand-made box. He vows to fight each of them. His new teacher, Mr. Jonas, is cruel and sarcastic. Outside, Huw is challenged by Mervyn Phillips, and the small gang of boys takes him down and kicks him.

Ellis the Post meets Huw to take him home, and saves...

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