The Baudelaire children are stated to be spending the day at Briny Beach, so it's reasonable to suppose that many hours may have passed since the destruction of the Baudelaire mansion. That allows plenty of time for it to be established from neighbours and other witnesses that the children were not at home at the time, and for people who know the family and the children - as indeed Mr. Poe did - to suggest where they might be found. Mr. Poe's duties as executor of the Baudelaire estate are a function of his job as a banker and as such it's quite likely he does have superiors who provide some direction to his actions; but we might also conceivably read that use of "sent" as more indicating that he was told where to find the children as that anyone told him he would have to.
Post by jeanlucio10 on Sept 1, 2019 4:53:24 GMT -5
After years of reading, I came to the conclusion that Beatrice (or Beatrice and Bertrand) asked the banker to fetch their children from the beach, as the fire was planned. The banker was to leave the children with their next of kin during the weeks when Beatrice (or Beatrice and Bertrand) remained hidden inside the tunnel. Something similar happened just before the Baudelaires went to the Hotel D. J.S. asked the banker to pick up the Baudelaires who had just arrived at the beach. This is a strong indication that J.S. was Beatrice disguised as Jacques Snicket.After all, Beatrice never wanted her children to get deeply involved with VFD, despite teaching them at home the skills of a VFD agent.
"There are certain individuals who think they know what Lemony Snicket’s books are about. They are under the impression they understand who he is. They believe they know what to expect. In fact, the truth is far worse than such people ever imagined." - 13 SHOCKING SECRETS you’ll wish you never knew about LEMONY SNICKET
Perhaps he had been searching all over the city for them, and finally found them at the beach? You bring up a good point, how did he know where to go? Dante is probably right, someone pointed him in the right direction. The scary thing is, the arsonist may have been the one to tell Poe where to go, because perhaps that person was spying on the family. The clues in TBBRE say the parents sent the children to the beach.
Faith is being sure about what we hope for, being convinced about things we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 For God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
Terry Craig: that was an ace retort tbh, jean
Jan 25, 2020 22:10:11 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: Happy Year of the Rat! It is the setting of ASOUE...
Jan 26, 2020 23:01:48 GMT -5
emiliedenouement: also Book Club starting in Feb. w/ The Great Gatsby! Please join!
Jan 26, 2020 23:02:38 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF GERMAN NAZI CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP AUSCHWITZ 27 JANUARY 2020.
Jan 27, 2020 21:25:07 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: I would like to read now a short story written by Lemony Snicket about how VFD helped to defeat Nazism. This would be interesting to introduce the subject to children.
Jan 27, 2020 21:27:54 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: "Anne Frank - the Diary of a Young Girl",could be the book club's third book? I haven't read this one either.
Jan 27, 2020 21:35:14 GMT -5
Terry Craig: I think the historical events are interesting enough on their own, and don't need to be taught just to introduce children to Lemony Snicket.
Jan 27, 2020 21:35:21 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: You're right Terry.
Jan 27, 2020 21:36:40 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: This request of mine was a selfish appeal from my heart, disguised as a request on behalf of the children.
Jan 27, 2020 21:37:59 GMT -5
𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻: i know anne frank was a belieber but i wonder if she was in the VFD too
Jan 27, 2020 21:58:29 GMT -5
jeanlucio10: I just read a 2013 report about your comment 𝓑𝓮𝓪𝓻, so I can understand the meaning. Through this report, I realized that there are people more self-centered than me.
Jan 27, 2020 22:46:00 GMT -5
Hermes (or Herms): If we manage to have Bearies this year, I know who I will nominate for Best Pairing.
Jan 28, 2020 6:20:44 GMT -5