Roald Dahl stories are already pretty messed up, but apparently there was a chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that Dahl's editors deemed "too wild, subversive and insufficiently moral for the tender minds of British children." The lost chapter was published in British paper the Guardian this weekend; it includes a description of the Pounding and Cutting Room. And you thought turning into a blueberry was bad.
"That hole," said Mr. Wonka, "leads directly to what we call the Pounding and Cutting Room. In there the rough fudge gets tipped out of the wagons into the mouth of a huge machine. The machine then pounds it against the floor until it is all nice and smooth and thin. After that, a whole lot of knives come down and go chop chop chop, cutting it up into neat little squares, ready for the shops."
As you can probably guess, some super annoying little kids get sent into the Pounding and Cutting Room. Oops! You can read more excerpts here.
[via the Guardian]