After Beatrice and Bertrand's supposed deaths, the Baudelaires are sent to live in various places, often discovering various information about their parents. In the film, they receive a late letter from them:
Since we have been abroad we have missed you all so much. Certain events have compelled us to extend our travels. One day, when you're older, you will learn all about the people we've befriended and the dangers we have faced. At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events, may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey. We hope to have you back in our arms soon, darlings; but in case this letter arrives before our return, know that we love you. It fills us with pride to know that, no matter what happens in this life, you three will take care of each other with kindness, and bravery and selflessness as you always have. And remember one thing my darlings and never forget it: that no matter where we are, know that as long as you have each other, you have your family and you are home.
Your loving parents
After seeing page thirteen of the Snicket File the Baudelaire children thought he or Beatrice may still be alive, but later changed this opinion when they decided that the "survivor of the fire" was Quigley Quagmire.
One subtlety that the reader may not pick up on is how Violet, Klaus and Sunny handle their parents' death, as they go through a somewhat warped and unusual view of the "five stages of grief" (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance). The Baudelaires are sent from location to location and become so busy in a series of unfortunate events that they do not properly process their parents' deaths until The End, when they finally complete their emotional catharsis:
"They cried for the world, and most of all, of course, the Baudelaire orphans cried for their parents, who they knew, finally, they would never see again. Even though Kit Snicket had not brought news of their parents, her story of the Great Unknown made them see at last that the people who had written all those chapters in A Series of Unfortunate Events were gone forever into the great unknown, and that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny would be orphans forever, too."
↑Bertrand's first cousin-once-removed-in-law, or the Baudelaires' second cousin's wife, is the sister of Josephine Anwhistle and is how she is related to them.
↑Mr Poe states that Olaf is not the Baudelaire's closest remaining relative in terms of their family tree, but by location (He's either their "third cousin four times removed" or their "fourth cousin three times removed") meaning Betrand's family may or may not be deceased; the only reason they would not have become the Baudelaires' guardians, as they are the next of kin to Bertrand, I'd because the will requested the children to be raised in the most convenient way possible. It also might have had foster parents, according to The End. Do they went to live with the closest (by location) relative
I tried looking for Monty's mention as "my herpetologist associate" in The End, but I can't find it anywhere. There are mentions of Monty in the book, but I can't find one of Lemony Snicket mentioning Monty. Can you please show me where it is?
Sure. When the Incredibly Deadly Viper brings them the hybrid apple, Lemony Snicket wrote: "I do not have the courage to do much research on this matter, and my only herpetological comrade's story ended quite some time ago, so what this reptile was thinking as it slid toward the children is a detail of the Baudelaires' history that may never be revealed. But even with this missing detail, it is quite clear what happened. The snake slithered through the gap in the roots of the tree, and whatever the serpent was thinking, it was quite clear from the sibilant sound that came hissing through the reptile's clenched teeth that the Incredibly Deadly Viper was offering the Baudelaire orphans an apple." But I made a mistake: He actually said, "My herpetological comrade."
The point of shaking hands wasn't to get into another revert war. Since we just made 'peace', I thought you'd appreciate not going straight to reverts. Since you've given your blessings, I shall undo the edit.
Well, to add the link, you just have to highlight the words you want to make into a link, click the links button at the top of the editing page (it looks something like a paperclip) and if what you want to link is on the wiki, like yours is, then all you have to do is type in the page name word for word, and you should have the option to select the page and confirm the link.
But as that sounds very confusing while I'm explaining it, you can also go into Source Editor (it'll be an option up in the corner - you may need to go into a dropdown menu) and just type this:
[ [Madame Lulu's Archival library|archival library] ]. (Except you wouldn't leave a gap between the brackets - I can't show you that without doing an actual link, annoyingly)
That should include the link the way you've been trying to add it - I saw that you were trying to add a reference, but as the page is on the wiki, I thought this might be more helpful. I hope it is, anyway :)