Matilda - Chapter 21: A New Home Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21: A New Home Summary

When she recovers from her fainting fit, Miss Trunchbull leaves the school and marches home. When she doesn't appear at school the next day, the Deputy Head of the school, Mr. Trilby, goes to her home to look for her. The door is unlocked, and all her clothes are missing; she has left for good without a word to anybody. The next day, Miss Honey receives a phone call informing her that her father's will has finally been found, and the house she grew up in and all of her father's savings in the bank belong to her. Mr. Trilby becomes the new Head Teacher, and soon Matilda is moved up to the highest grade in school.

All of these changes mean that in a few weeks, when Matilda is visiting with Miss Honey after school, they...

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