The Rough Start
Author: Lemony Snicket publisher:Harpercollins,1999,pg 162.
Klaus Baudelaire is Violet's younger brother.He is twelve, the middle child and wears glasses. Klaus is very intelligent because he loves to read books. He can tell you all kinds of facts such as who killed Julius Caesar or the difference between an alligator and crocodile.
Sunny Baudelaire is Violet's youngest sister.She is very small in size but has four very large teeth. She only knows a few words, one of which is "bite".
Mr. Poe was a good friend of Violet's parents. The children had met him many times at there parents dinner parties. He was their banker and executor of their estate.
Count Olaf is both a count and an actor. He is very tall, thin, and unshaven. Both he and his house are very dirty. However, he is geographically the closest relative to Violet and her siblings, and her parents had stated in their will they must be raised in the city.
Justice Strauss is a judge on the high court. She lives next door to Count Olaf and fell in love with the children telling them they could use her library and help in her garden. As a judge though, she has to uphold the law.