To Whom It May Concern, My Kind Editor,

Please excuse this fancy invitation to the masquerade ball of the Duchess of Winnipeg which you have been cordially invited to, but should must likely not attend whatsoever.

Enclosed along with it, is a personal rendering of a fake painting, a map of the courtyard and a photograph taken at the Winnipeg Estate where Violet, Klaus, Sunny and Beatrice went to try and meet a rather obscure author who may or may not be alive during their time here in the sixth portion of their miserable tale, entitled, THE RANSACKED RENDEVOUS.

Remember, you may be my last hope to get these events chronicled so that the Baudelaires story is told to the public,

With all Due Respect, Lemony Snicket.