The Fountain of Victorious Finance is a fountain located in The Banking District of the city.


When the Fountain was being built, Kit and Lemony Snicket planned to go down the fountain to tunnel into the basement of the Museum of Items to steal an unknown exhibit.[1]

Several years later, during an "unusually hot autumn," the Baudelaire Family went to the banking district, where Beatrice had business to do. When Sunny became upset by the heat, Bertrand puts her in the fountain which made her laugh with joy. This caused Violet, Klaus, Bertrand, and Beatrice (who had received a weather report and a naval map that had invisible ink) to join her in the fountain, with some incredulous looks from bankers who were passing by.[2]

It is mentioned that later the three Baudelaires take a refreshing sip of water at the Fountain of Victorious Finance, implying the fountain water is meant to be drinkable.[3]

After the destruction of the archives of The Daily Punctilio in Paltryville, Kit waded into the fountain, looking for any newspapers that might have survived.[4]




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