All 9 Uses of
thus
in
The Mysterious Benedict Society
 This last question Reynie answered with a thoughtful frown, noting in the margin that since the two trains were approaching each other on an empty stretch of track, it was likely the engineers would recognize the impending disaster and apply their brakes, thus avoiding the collision altogether.†
p. 9..9
 Thus I promise them to remain seated as much as possible — and on the floor, when possible — and in turn they allow me some occasional privacy.†
p. 87..3
 A person needs a great deal of energy to stay awake all the time, and thus a great deal of food.†
p. 93..9
 "Thus the Institute has completely escaped regulation," Mr. Benedict said.†
p. 115..8
 Thus all the lessons were eventually reviewed many times — and the students who learned them best became Messengers.†
p. 188..1
 Thus to get what must be got You must become what you are not.†
p. 219..9 *
 Thus at any given moment, it's a safe bet for me to assume you have one."†
p. 256..7
 Thus Mr. Curtain must know that Sticky lied, and no doubt Reynie had been implicated as his accomplice.†
p. 306..4
 Thus all the children were trying not to think of things instead of trying to think of things, and trying not being generally less productive than trying, they weren't coming up with ready answers.†
p. 394..6
Definition:

(thus as in: Thus it was necessary.) therefore (for that reason; or what follows is so because of what was just said)