The Slippery Slope - Chapter Nine Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Nine Summary

Atop Mount Fraught, Sunny is preparing the salmon as Chapter Nine opens. She has decided to smoke the salmon, and has pushed the burning green device discarded by Esme Squalor into a pile of brush, where she has placed the salmon in a large casserole dish. She hopes that her siblings will see the smoke. Olaf becomes angry when he suspects that Sunny might be sending a signal, but she acts innocent and convinces him she is just a simple child who could not possibly be spying on him.

Below the peak, Violet, Quigley, and Klaus discuss the meaning of the green smoke above. They wonder if it might be a volunteer who escaped the fire, or possibly a trap or a signal by the other side of the VFD. Using the sun reflected from the waterfall, Violet manages to light...

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