Post by jeanlucio10 on Sept 13, 2019 12:10:46 GMT -5
You are making the classic mistake of ancient ASOUE theorists. You are thinking that the world of ASOUE revolves around the Baudelaires. But that simple is not true, and that is what makes ASOUE so cool ... Olaf locked it so that other people would not inadvertently enter or open and leave it open. That tunnel was an achievement on the Incendiary side, which must be locked, just as you lock your door when you leave. After all, it is a secret passage in open ground.
"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
It's true that, logically, Olaf must have used that entrance to the passageway repeatedly in the story, as attested by the TEE postman. But the important point is that it can be locked from the inside at all.
I think Count Olaf definitely at this point in the series would assume the Baudelaires would be "lucky" enough to escape. They've proven themselves resourceful and able to get out of sinister situations time and time again, so Olaf is probably smart enough to figure they might escape.
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