The Bad Beginning - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

The children visit Justice Strauss, who is all a-twitter over her upcoming performance in The Marvelous Marriage. She does not seem to think that there is anything strange going on at all. The children ask if they can borrow some law books from her, and she agrees, thinking it odd that children would be interested in the law. Violet and Klaus go to the library, and Sunny goes with Strauss to help her with her gardening. As the day goes on, Klaus is unable to find anything useful, and time is running out. Bored, Violet leaves to join Sunny and Strauss in the garden.

Suddenly, the hook-handed man appears in the doorway. He asks Klaus why he is reading about inheritance law, and he decides that Klaus should no longer be allowed in the library, at least until after Friday's performance. He leaves to go get Sunny...

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