The Ersatz Elevator - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Jerome takes The Baudelaires to the city's fish district. Esme made reservations at the Cafy Salmonella and even though Jerome hates fish, he didn't argue with her. Violet, Klaus and Sunny, soon realize that Jerome never argues with Esme. Cafy Salmonella is a theme restaurant, with waiters dressed up as large fish and a menu devoted entirely to salmon. Even the ice cubes in their water are frozen chunks of fish.

During dinner, Jerome accuses them of xenophobia, or a hatred of foreigners. The children try to explain they do not like Gunther because he is foreign, but rather because he is really Count Olaf. They do not get very far. Jerome cannot even stand arguing with the children. They finish their dinner and return to 667 Dark Avenue. The doorman greets them and lets them know that Esme has ordered him to make...

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