In this ninth book on the Baudelaire orphans come out of Count Olafs trunk to discover that they are at a carnival. Count Olaf and his troup are in the tent of a fortune teller. The orphans hide there identity by pretending to be freaks looking for work. While they are in the fortune tellers tent they discover lots of papers under her table that might lead them to the truth about one of their parents surviving the fire. However, as they make plans for collecting this information and escaping Count Olaf is planning to feed them to some hungry lions. In this sad unfortunate adventure Count Olaf manages to trick the orphans and actually gets away with one.
This report prepared by Sherrie L. Jones