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The Bad Beginning - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

This night, Violet is the one that stays awake. She tries to get Olaf's assistant, the one who looks like neither a man nor a woman, to let her into the tower so that she can "case it," but the assistant doesn't budge. Frustrated, Violet will have to do her best to invent something that will allow her access to the room.

Violet returns to her room and begins constructing a grappling hook out of curtain rods. The rope for the hook is made up of shreds from the itchy clothing given to them by the Poes. Violet sneaks outside to try her invention. As Violet attempts to throw the grappling hook up to the tower, it falls on her shoulder, drawing blood. This does not deter Violet in the least, and finally she manages to get the hook to land on something solid. She climbs all...

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