Post by lsandthebooks on Sept 14, 2019 19:32:32 GMT -5
From Book 6. The kids had to make a rope, but I didn't see any explanation for how Olaf got up and down the elevator shaft. Violet does mention that she thinks Olaf used a ladder to hang the net the kids fell in, but they never see an actual ladder.
How would anyone use the elevator shaft? Why does the passageway lead to be a extremely long and almost impossible to climb shaft?
I think it's reasonably likely that the second elevator shaft once did contain a second elevator, but that Olaf or Esmé disabled it so that it could not be employed by their enemies. The U.A. hints at the existence of a floor above the penthouse; perhaps the elevator is parked there when Olaf isn't using it, and he summons it via some unnoticed call button at the bottom, and departs from it at the top via a hatch in the floor. In general, though, this is one of the many mysteries of TEE which probably has as its answer that Daniel Handler had to rush this book to meet his deadline (Slate.com).
Post by jeanlucio10 on Sept 16, 2019 4:41:41 GMT -5
I must agree that Dante's hypothesis is consistent, but not the only one. In fact, Olaf's ladder could simply be brought and carried by the secret trapdoor. Olaf's entire plan on TEE may have been accomplished through the tunnel and trapdoor using a ladder to install the Net. About the original elevator, I don't know where it is. But I suspect it was removed by VFD when the secret base was disabled.
"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
That's pretty impressive that he turned out what I thought was one of the best books in the series even though he was crunched for time.
I don't think there are any ladders that long that someone could carry to an elevator shaft. He would have gotten stuck in the hallway. I kind of thought maybe he had just the platform of an elevator which he was somehow able to use.
Do you know how interesting a Quagmire series would be??? We would have the answers to a lot of questions... like, "Where are the Quagmires now?"
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
Terry Craig: bearlucio? beanlucio? jear?
Jan 28, 2020 19:32:02 GMT -5