Miss Honey decided to go to Matilda's house and try to talk to her parents to see if she could have private and advanced schooling. They didn't agree.
One day, the Trunchable forces a kid named Bruce to eat a whole cake because she believed that he had stolen hers. This shows how mean she is.
Matilda's friend Lavender decides to pull a prank on the Trunchable when she is teaching their class. She puts a newt into the pitcher of water she is drinking from.
The Trunchable immediately blamed Matilda for the prank, which makes Matilda very angry. Matilda tips over the water with her mind as a result.
Matilda went up to Miss Honey and told her that she knocked over the water with her mind. At first Miss Honey didn't believe her, but Matilda proved it to her by raising the pitcher with her mind in front of her.
After, Miss Honey invited Matilda over for tea and cookies. At Miss Honey's house, Matilda figures out that the Trunchable is Miss Honey's aunt and that she took all of her money and her house.