The Slippery Slope Setting & Symbolism

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Mortmain Mountains

This is the craggy mountain range which is the main setting for the story.

Valley of the Four Drafts

This is a valley in the Mortmain Mountains where the headquarters of the VFD is located.

The Stricken Stream

This is a river that runs from the Valley of the Four Drafts down through the Mortmain Mountains. Violet and Klais follow the course of the stream to find the valley. At the end of the book, they along with Quigley Quagmire, are carried off down separate branches of the stream.

The VFD

This is a mysterious secret organization known mainly by its initials, which may stand for Volunteer Fire Department, and whose members are called "volunteers." The group split into two rival parts with Count Olaf leading one faction which wants to destroy the other.

VFD Headquarters

This is a large compound located in the Valley of...

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