❝ The Baudelaire orphans looked out the grimy window of the train and gazed at the gloomy blackness of the Finite Forest, wondering if their lives would ever get any better.❞
The forth book finds the children at Paltryville, a dreadful place that is in no guidebooks.
This is the worst experience for the Baudelaire orphans (yet). Their new guardian is simply called: Sir and forces them to work on his mill. The work is not for children of course. Soon, they are tired and hungry and wish more than ever that they hadn't lost their parents in that terrible fire. Things of course, get worse when count Olaf appears with a new scheme to seize their fortune. Violet and Klaus switch roles on this story: with Violet reading and Klaus inventing, something I really liked. I wish the next story isn't so traumatic for the orphans as this one was. Off to read about their story in the Austere Academy!