Matilda - Chapter 2: Mr. Wormwood, the Great Car Dealer Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2: Mr. Wormwood, the Great Car Dealer Summary

Mr. Wormwood is Matilda's father, and he is obviously not the positive role model a father should be. Instead, he loves to tell his son Michael and Matilda if she happens to be listening, how it is easy to cheat your customers when you are a used car salesman like he is. The first tip he shares is that you can get free sawdust from the sawmill and then you can mix it with the oil in the gear box of an old and noisy car and the gears will sound smooth and new. Hearing this, Matilda points out that this is dishonest, but her father ignores her. Next, he explains how it is possible to use an electric drill on the speedometer cable to run the mileage on the car...

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