Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl

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Who found the first golden ticket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?     

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The first ticket is found by Augustus Gloop. Perhaps it isn't surprising that this clinically obese young German boy should've been the first to get his greedy hands on one of Willy Wonka's golden tickets. After all, he does eat rather a lot of Wonka Bars. But then again, he eats rather a lot of food in general.

His parents spoil him rotten, giving him as much food as his capacious guts can handle. Far from being ashamed at how much they've over-fed their child, Augustus' parents actually seem rather proud of his prodigious eating habits. Augustus' mother, Frau Gloop, revels in all the media attention that the discovery of the golden ticket brings. She's certain that her boy will win the big prize.

Unfortunately for her and for poor little—actually not very little—Augustus, that turns out not to be the case. The first child to win the ticket is also the first to be removed from the tour, drawn through a pipe into the Fudge Room after falling into a river of chocolate from which he'd been guzzling greedily.

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