|“||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
On Sunday, Delphinium's family store, Chrysanthemums, is vandalized by the Big Bad Brick Gang. She calls the police, who bicker until Lemony Snicket arrives. Snicket assumes her last name is Respectable, due to Mimi calling the store a respectable family business, and Delphinium responds thta while their family happens to be respectable, it wasn't their name.
She calls out her daughter, Florence, who had been checking to see if anything was stolen; the brick almost hit her bed the night before. Florence coomes out, apologizing that she was late, due to being distracted by her book. Delphinium is upset to learn that Lemony is also a bookworm, as she herself hates literature; she explains that none of her daughters are allowed a library card,and Florence couldn't have a bookshelf until she built one herself. Snicket then informs her that he's solved the crimes, but does not tell her or the police who the culprits are.
|Unnamed Sister(s)||Florence Smith|