The Slippery Slope - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Violet and Klaus are stunned at Quigley's unmasking as Chapter Eight begins. They had learned from his brother and sister that he had died in a fire that also had killed the Quagmire's parents. Quigley explains that when his mother first smelled the smoke of the fire they tried to escape but the smoke had blocked the exit. His mother quickly took him to a secret door in the floor of the house and put him through it before closing it. There he stayed, but his mother did not return. Finding he was in a secret passage, he walked until he found himself at the house of a man named Dr. Montgomery.

The Baudelaires know Dr. Montgomery, because he was their uncle and they had lived with him for a time while Olaf was on their trail. The three quickly discover that they...

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