|“||I'm a happily married man. I have absolutely no interest in cosmeticians.||”|
— Chase B. Willow, File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents
Chase B. Willow was a former resident of Stain'd-by-the-Sea.
Chase B. Willow worked as a needle operator for Ink Inc., needling ink of the octopi. He married a locksmith.
He competed in one of the last Ethan Frome races, winning against eleven other competitors. He was granted a handsome fountain pen, and invited the whole town to his home for a celebration.
However, during a game of hide-and-seek, the Officers Durham found the missing painting of Gary Dorian in his attic. They deduced that he stole it, sledded down the hill with it, and hid it in his home.
Willow always maintained his innocence, as he had no interest in cosmeticians. Despite his protests, he was arrested and charged with theft and sent to prison in the city. His wife later divorced him and eloped with a lawn mower technician.
Years later, Moxie Mallahan and Lemony Snicket re-opened the case and discovered that his wife was the thief. However, when they contacted the proper authorities, they were informed that he had escaped prison some time before with a skeleton key.
- His name, as well as the names of his fellow competitors, is a reference to "Willow Poem" by William Carlos Williams.