In the book, The Slippery Slope, in chapter seven, Klaus, Violet, and the scout with the decorative sweater all climbed up the Vertical Flame Diversion and found themselves in a hallway leading to the Vernacularly Fastened Door, which would open to the headquarters kitchen. The Vernacularly Fastened Door has three passwords that are changed everyday so it is kept secret. The Vernacularly fastened door passwords were "SIRISSACNEWTON," "PANTHERALEO", and "is that a rural life of moral simplicity, despite its monotony, is the preferable personal narrative to a daring life of impulsive passion, which only leads to tragedy." This is important because with all the passwords the 3 kids can find out who the survivor from the fires was. This part of the story does not conflict with any of the characters. This part of the story tells a lot about the characters because it shows that the kids are intelligent and listen to what they were taught. This part of the story does not help create the theme or the universal theme. The characters are happy because they found out all the passwords to the questions to get to the V.F.D. headquarters. This part of the story is part of the Rising Action. On page 144, it states,"That's what I read," the scout confirmed, looking at a page in his notebook. "You're supposed to type in three specific phrases in a row. The phrases change every season, so volunteers need to have a lot of information at their finger tips to use this door. The first is the name of the scientist most widely credited with the discovery of gravity. "That's easy," Violet said and typed the in S-I-R-I-S-A-A-C-N-E-W-T-O-N, the name of the physicist she had always admired." On page 144, it says,"The second is the Latin name for the Volunteer Feline Detectives, " the scout said. "I found the answer in Remarkable Phenomena of the Mortmain Mountains. It's Panthera leo." He leaned forward and typed in P-A-N-T-H-E-R-A-L-E-O." I predict that the 3 kids will find to be no one left in the V.F.D headquarters.
In the fictional story, Slippery Slope, by Lemony Snicket, the villains go to the mountains where there is a frozen waterfall and make a toddler do all the chores, the toddler needed to make the villains breakfast and lunch. This scene is important because the toddler will be able to see if her brother and sister will come find her, so the toddler looks down at everything near the waterfall to see when and where her brother and sister were. It creates a problem because the villains will get suspicious about the toddler continuing to looking down at the waterfall once in awhile. Sunny the toddler finally see’s her siblings come to get her and she looked really happy that the villains got really suspicious that Sunny was looking down at the frozen waterfall. This part of the story is part of the rising action because Sunny see’s her siblings but her siblings haven’t rescued her yet from the villains. In the book, it says on page 60 and 61, “Like many streams, the stricken stream originated within the rocks of the mountains and in the warmer season, Sunny could see that it cascaded down from the highest peak and an enormous waterfall. But this was not a warm time of year, and just as Sunny’s tears had frozen on her face, the waterfall had frozen solid, into a long, slippery slope that disappeared into the darkness below.” According to page 63, it says, ”She wouldn’t dare,” Count Olaf said, “and even if she tried to survive in the mountains by herself, we could see where she went. That's why we're staying here at the summit. We’ll know if the brat escapes or if anyone's coming after us, because we can see everything and everyone for miles and miles.” I predict that Sunny’s siblings, Klaus her brother and her sister Violet, will rescue Sunny from Count Olaf and his troupe, the villains.