Lemony Snicket Would Write You Back… But Count Olaf is Watching

It can be fun to write your favorite authors to try and get a response, but we’re pretty sure Lemony Snicket takes the cake on this one. Tumblr user bowieonthebelafonte wrote Snicket as a young enthusiast, and received not a personal message, but something much better.

It’s in code!

Read the carefully constructed card below. See the missing letters in several select words? Just assemble them in order….

Lemony Snicket, Daniel Handler, fan mail

And what do those letters spell out? Olaf nearby.

Oh, dear…. No wonder he couldn’t give a more personal reply.

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