The Vile Village - Chapter Ten Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Ten Summary

The children absolutely refuse to entertain the notion that two of them will be burned at the stake the next morning. No matter what Count Olaf / Detective Dupin says, they will never choose which among them will live and which among them will die. The children are terrified and emotional, but it is Violet, the consummate inventor, who insists that there must be some way out of the cell. Her voice shakes as she speaks, but she is determined. She walks slowly around the tiny cell running her hands along the brick walls. Surely there must be a weak brick here! The Baudelaires are being held in the "Deluxe Cell," an ironic because it is actually the dirtiest, most disgusting cell in the village jail. It is a small, damp cell with barred windows and only a wooden bench as furniture, so the children don't...

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