|“||Put down that harpoon gun in the name of these wonderful birds!||”|
— Elder Anabelle to Esmé Squalor
The Vile Village
Elder Anabelle was one of the 3 elders “welcoming” the Baudelaires into the village. Though she constantly quotes "silence" to the Baudelaires when they try to speak even when they are asked some questions....with some of them being rephrased to the other villagers. Though she has made some exceptions to Arthur Poe and any member of the Village of Fowl Devotees' police officers.
She later is seen when Count Olaf (disguised as Detective Dupin) and Esmé Squalor (disguised as Officer Luciana) bring “Count Olaf” (actually Jacques Snicket) into the Town Hall to decide his punishment, burning at the stake.
She and the other elders say the Baudelaires are to be burned at the stake after Detective Dupin frames them for the death of “Count Olaf” and for the use of the prison blueprints and a smashing device. She later goes with the mob with pitchforks to burn them.
When Violet reveals that Officer Luciana has a harpoon gun, Anabelle and the other Elders sees this and react to the use of a harpoon gun in violation of the no mechanical devices rule. After Officer Luciana accidentally kills a crow while trying to shoot Hector's mobile home, she and those present get angry at Officer Luciana and Detective Dupin with the latter having failed to keep the Baudelaire children incarcerated. Esmé and Olaf leave the village as fast as they can using the getaway car from Olaf’s associates.
Elder Anabelle is portrayed by Mindy Sterling.