"A series of unfortunate events: The Ersatz Elevator" by Lemony Snicket diary of klaus

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Ersatz Elevator

Lemony Snicket

259 Pages

Copyrighted in 2001

Klaus's Diary


Dear Diary,

Today I arrived at the Squalor's apartment, which is located on Dark Avenue. My climb to their apartment wasn't easy since the elevators were out. No, the elevators weren't out of order. They were just out. See in this part of the city, everything has either one of two statuses. Either it is in or it is out. If the item is in, that means it is stylish and fashionable. On the other hand, if an item is out, that means it is not cool to have it. It drives me crazy. I even learned the Squalors only took us in because orphans are in. I wonder what will happen to us when orphans are out. But back to the climb to their apartment. My sisters and I had to walk up sixty floors to reach our new home at the top of the apartment building.

I'm so exhausted that I don't feel like I can write anymore. Let's call it a day.


Dear Diary,

Earlier today my sisters and I searched the Squalor's apartment for Count Olaf. We didn't see any sign of him, but it's possible we could've missed a room because the apartment has almost one hundred of them. I'm scared by that thought because I hate to think what he might do to us. The two accounts from Esme and the doorman don't make sense. Esme, who's one of our guardians, says that Count Olaf left their apartment, but the doorman claims he never saw him leave the apartment building. I think either one of them is lying or perhaps Count Olaf could possibly be hiding inside the building but outside the apartment. There are...