The Wide Window is the third book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, written by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler). The book begins with Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire sitting at Damocles Dock in the town of Lake Lachrymose, which lies next to the lake with the same name. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. With Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes. After escaping Count Olaf again the Baudelaires go. The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance! (Unfortunate Events) [Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist, Michael Kupperman] on *FREE* shipping on.


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Add your rating See all 12 kid reviews. Welcome back the luckless Baudelaire brood, three orphans who all too often feel "the chill of doom fall over their hearts.

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All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this the wide window may be the worst of Dear Reader, If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read the wide window one more sentence, you should know this: Upon this discovery, however, the hurricane had reached its peak force.

The children hurry to find a map to locate Curdled Cave and resolve to look under Aunt Josephine's bed; as she had told them she had hidden anything to do with Lake Lachrymose away after Ike died.

After finding an atlas of Lake Lachrymose, a bolt of lightning strikes one of the many supports holding Aunt Josephine's house up on the the wide window. After a narrow escape, the Baudelaires watch as the house is ripped from the side of the cliff and falls into the lake below.

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The children then hurry to the docks to find Fickle Ferry shut down due to the hurricane. The gates to the docks are locked, however, the wide window the keys are in the hand of the sleeping Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender inside a shack by the gate posing as a security guard.

While Klaus and Violet attempt to make a plan, Sunny goes in to steal the keys from the henchperson the wide window succeeds. After a few moments, however, the henchperson comes lumbering out the door and grabs Violet and Sunny while Klaus is fumbling with the keys trying to open the gate.


The obese henchperson then picks up Klaus with their mouth and begins walking back to the shack. However, they slip on the atlas of Lake Lachrymose and this gives the Baudelaires enough time to escape and steal a sailboat.

She tells the children that Count Olaf made her write the note, but instead of killing herself, left the wide window message and threw a footstool through the wide window window to give the appearance that she suicided.

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The Baudelaires try to convince her to sail the wide window them back to town to tell Mr. Poe what had happened, but she refuses. Klaus points out to her that the cave is for sale, and realtors would surely come to see it.

This is enough for Aunt Josephine to agree, the wide window fear of realtors overpowering her fear of Count Olaf. After sailing to the the wide window of the vast lake, they are attacked by the Lachrymose Leeches. Aunt Josephine had regretted to point out that she had eaten a banana shortly before the children had arrived, causing the leeches to attack due to the scent of food.

The leeches immediately begin to eat away at the boat attempting to get to Aunt Josephine.

Violet creates a fiery signal using Aunt Josephine's hairnet, a bit of sailcloth, and a fishing pole and her knowledge of the scientific principles of the refraction and convergence of light to help catch the the wide window of another boat.

The signal gets the wide window attention of one sailor on the water, Count Olaf. He allows the children and their aunt aboard his sailboat, just as theirs sinks from the leeches onslaught. Poe that the note was a forgery by Count Olaf, he again refuses to believe them, thus they are forced to have dinner with Mr.

Poe and Count Olaf at a cheap and grimy restaurant called the Anxious Clown.

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Needing a distraction to come up with the wide window strategy, Violet puts peppermints in her own food and that of Klaus and Sunny. Allergic, they break into hivesforcing Count Olaf to allow them to go back to their aunt's house.


Klaus shows them how Aunt Josephine had written the note, the wide window to the handwriting, but purposely made grammar mistakes to make a hidden message, which are the two words 'Curdled Cave'.