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Personally, I think literature is garbage. None of my daughters are allowed a library card, and Florence can't have a bookshelf in her room unless she builds it herself.
— Delphinium Smith, File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents, "Bad Gang"

Delphinium Smith is a florist living in Stain'd-by-the-Sea. She appears in File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents in the fifth incident, "Bad Gang." 


My name is Smith. Delphinium Smith. Our family happens to be respectable, but it's not our name.
— Delphinium Smith, File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents, "Bad Gang"

Delphinium Smith owns a family store, Chrysanthemums, and her family is considered to be a respectable one owning a respectable business.

She has more than one daughter, though the only named one is Florence. Florence is a bit disappointing to her mother due to her interest in literature; Delphinium dislikes books and refuses to allow her children a library card. She informs Florence that she cannot have a bookshelf unless she builds it herself.

On Saturday night or early Sunday morning, Chrysanthemums is vandalized by the Big Bad Brick Gang, a brick thrown through their front window and landing by Florence's bed. She calls the police, who bicker in front of a stunned Delphinium until Lemony Snicket arrives.

She calls out Florence who had been checking to see if anything was stolen. Florence comes out, apologizing that she was late, due to being distracted by her book. Delphinium is upset to learn that Lemony is also a bookworm, and explains her distaste for literature. Snicket then informs her that he's solved the crimes, but does not tell her or the police who the culprits are.[1] 


Delphinium Smith
Unnamed Sister(s)
Florence Smith