Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's dark lost chapter

The cover of Roald Dahl's children's book, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."

If you remember Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt and Willy Wonka, and of course our hero, Charlie Bucket from "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," then I have some good news for you.

No, not a golden ticket. A lost chapter of Roald Dahl's classic book has been published by the English paper The Guardian.

In the lost chapter, the children go into the chocolate factory's vanilla fudge room and its rather violent cutting and pounding room. Not all the kids make it out.

You can also catch glimpses of some early character sketches and Dahl's trademark dark humor.

The paper says it was deemed too wild and subversive 50 years ago.

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Lizzie O'Leary is the new host of Marketplace Weekend.

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