The Penultimate Peril - Chapter Six Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Six Summary

Chapter Six follows Sunny on her first concierge call. Pretending to be a concierge is difficult for all the Baudelaire children, but perhaps most difficult for Sunny who is just growing out of babyhood and can't yet even speak in full sentences. As she approaches the guest's room, she decides to adopt a taciturn demeanor, which means that she won't have to communicate unless absolutely necessary. As Sunny approaches room 371, she is alarmed to hear a dreadful squeaking sound interrupted by intermittent shrieks, mutterings, and an occasional melodic hum. When she knocks at the door, a strangely familiar voice shouts back at her, berating her for interrupting a musical genius. Sunny recognizes the voice immediately: it belongs to Vice Principal Nero, the evil man who ran Prufrock Preparatory School where Sunny had briefly worked. Whenever Sunny speaks, Nero mimics her in...

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