Dear Reader, If you have picked up this book with the hope of finding a simple and cheery tale, I'm afraid you have picked up the wrong book altogether. The story may seem cheery at first, when the Baudelaire children spend time in the company of some interesting reptiles and a giddy...
Three orphans are haunted by their enormous fortune. A mad man is doing what ever he can to get his hands on it .They move in with their new guardian Dr . Montgomery Montgomery a snake scientist.Right away they feel safe until an odd man named Stephano arrives.
Mr. Poe: A banker who has the legal responsibility of the Baudelaire orphan's fortune and has the job of selecting who the orphans will live with. He has a cough that never seems to go away. He means well to the children.
Violet Baudelaire: The oldest Baudelaire sibling, fourteen years old. Always makes sure her siblings are safe and sound before she thinks about herself. She has a passion for inventing and whenever she's got a good idea, she can be seen with her hair tied up with a ribbon. Her mechanical skills will be used to save her siblings from trouble throughout the book.
Klaus Baudelaire: The middle child. Klaus loves to read and will use his knowledge from books to save himself and his family from the evil of Count Olaf.
Sunny Baudelaire: The youngest Baudelaire, an infant. She has sharp teeth and likes to bite things. Like an infant, she cannot speak properly and will often use random gibberish.
Lemony Snicket: The shady and mysterious author of the Series of Unfortunate Events books. Not much is known about his life. He dedicates every book to the mysterious Beatrice.
Gustav Sebold: The first partner of Monty Montgomery, who was mysteriously replaced by the suspicious Stephano. He is not seen or heard from for the entirety of the book.
Stephano: Dr. Montgomery's suspicious new assistant, who replaced Dr. Sebold after his mysterious disappearance. He has a deadly air around him.
Dr. Lucafont: A doctor called in by Stephano to investigate a death. His hands are oddly stiff....
Bruce: The director of marketing for the Herpetological Society. He's a busy man who doesn't have much time for small talk.
Beatrice: A mysterious dead woman to whom this book is dedicated to.
Montgomery Montgomery: He is the second guardian of the Baudelaire orphans. He is a herpetologist, or a scientist that studies amphibians, and is a kind and caring man. The Baudelaires become very attached to him throughout the book.
The Hook-handed man: A man with two hooks for hands. Along with Count Olaf, he will antagonize the Baudelaires throughout the book.
Count Olaf: The vile ex-guardian of the Baudelaire orphans and the main antagonist of the book, who is after the Baudelaire's fortune. He will do anything to get to the fortune, even if it means murder.
It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.
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“Golly! Good God! Blessed Allah! Zeus and Hera! Mary and Joseph! Nathaniel Hawthorne! Don’t touch her! Grab her! Move closer! Run away! Don’t move! Kill the snake! Leave it alone! Give it some food! Don’t let it bite her! Lure the snake away! Here, snakey! Here, snakey snakey!”
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It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is the one who is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right. Right?
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The story’s moral, of course, ought to be “Never live somewhere where wolves are running around loose,” but whoever read you the story probably told you that the moral was not to lie. This is an absurd moral, for you and I both know that sometimes not only is it good to lie, it is necessary to lie.
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We all know, of course, that we should never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever,
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“It’s bitten her!” he cried. “It bit her! It bited her! Calm down! Get moving! Call an ambulance! Call the police! Call a scientist! Call my wife! This is terrible! This is awful! This is ghastly! This is phantasmagorical! This is—”
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to never, under any circumstances, let the Virginian Wolfsnake near a typewriter.
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“Dr. Montgomery is—let me see—your late father’s cousin’s wife’s brother.
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hackneyed phrase “meanwhile, back at the ranch.” The word “hackneyed” here means “used by so, so many writers that by the time Lemony Snicket uses it, it is a tiresome cliché.”
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“It’s a loathsome situation in which we find ourselves.”
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