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The Vile Village Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter Eleven Summary

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Chapter Eleven Summary

Klaus reads the final couplet in Isabella Quagmire's clue: "Inside these letters, the eye will see. Nearby are your friends, and V.F.D." He lays out all four clues and reads them side-by-side:

For sapphires we are held in here.

Only you can end our fear.

Until dawn comes we cannot speak.

No words can come from this sad beak.

The first thing you read contains the clue:

An initial way to speak to you.

Inside these letters the eye will see.

Nearby are your friends, and V.F.D.

When he lays them out next to each other, Klaus sees that the "initial" is the first letter of the first word in each line. These initials spell out the true clue: FOUNTAIN. Klaus knows that the Quagmire triplets are being held in Fowl Fountain. At the same time, the children gleefully discover that...

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