The Penultimate Peril - Chapter Ten Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Ten Summary

The entire hotel seems to have heard the crack of the harpoon gun hitting Dewey Denouement, and now everyone is awake, demanding to know what has happened, including Geraldine Julienne, the reporter from The Daily Punctilio. When they hear that there has been a murder, pandemonium breaks out and the Baudelaires are immediately accused (they are, after all, already murderers in most people's minds). The angry mob pulls the children inside and, when everyone sees that the murderers are indeed the Baudelaires, begin listing every crime the children have even been thought to have committed. Finally, Justice Strauss intercedes and says that Thursday's trial, which is meant to evaluate the crimes of all villains, has been rescheduled for tomorrow morning. That way, the hotel guests won't have to spend an extra night wondering whether the children are guilty or innocent. To...

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