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Who is Brother Leon in The Chocolate War?

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Brother Leon is the vice-principal of Trinity High School, an all-boys Catholic school. He is currently acting as the headmaster of the school and is eager to make his mark at the school in the hopes that he may one day be appointed permanent headmaster. Trinity High has a yearly chocolate fundraising event, and Brother Leon decides to order twice as much chocolate as the previous year so that the school can earn twice as much money. What most people don't know is that Brother Leon has a secret pact with a student named Archie Costello, who is the leader of a brutal secret society called The Vigils. Brother Leon asks Archie to help him make sure all the candy gets sold. Archie agrees to help Brother Leon, but he also enjoys playing games and toying with Brother Leon,...

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