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The Beatrice in The Penultimate Peril

See Beatrice (disambiguation) for other similarly-named pages.
See Carmelita (disambiguation) for other similarly-named pages.

The Beatrice is a boat with a long history. It was also known as the Count Olaf and the Carmelita at certain times in its history.

History

It was originally built by Bertrand Baudelaire, as stated by Beatrice Baudelaire in A Series of Unfortunate Events commonplace book. Bertrand and Beatrice used it to leave the Island.

At some point, the boat was obtained by Count Olaf and renamed the Count Olaf. After Count Olaf and Esmé Squalor "adopted" Carmelita Spats, the name was changed again, this time to the Carmelita.

The boat appears for the first time in the book series in the rooftop pool at Hotel Denouement. Olaf claims he "purchased" the boat for Carmelita to "prowl the swimming pool", but he also uses it to hide the Medusoid Mycelium.

During the hotel fire, Count Olaf intends to escape by pushing the boat off the roof and into the nearby sea. Violet, Klaus, Sunny join Olaf. Violet constructs a drag chute so that the boat survives the fall. Justice Strauss opposes the idea because she does not want to flee the scene of a crime and so she holds the boat, prompting Sunny to bite her hand.

At the beginning of The End, the Baudelaires and Olaf are stranded at sea on the Carmelita. At one point, Olaf removes the tape holding the boat's nameplate to reveal its previous nameplate and the boat becomes Count Olaf again. After a violent storm, the boat and its passengers washed up on the Island where the boat was sent to the arboretum.

In Chapter Fourteen, the Baudelaires decide to leave the Island with Beatrice Snicket and they repair the boat. Before setting off, Violet tears the tape to remove the Count Olaf nameplate, revealing the real name of the boat, Beatrice. This is the name of their mother (whom their adopted daughter was named after), making the Baudelaires realize that their parents had used this same boat to leave the Island many years ago. At the scene of the shipwreck there were 3 items similar to the Baudelaire Orphans; a red hair ribbon, a pair of circular glasses, and a whisk.

In The Beatrice Letters, the boat was said to have sunk separating the Baudelaires and Beatrice.

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