Posted by: Julia Sonmi Heglund
Book: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (purchase on Amazon)
“There were a dozen of them, and at first she could not quite see what they were up to. Then she saw something moving, between them and behind them. It looked like a thick piece of rope, a long piece, maybe twenty feet. No. It was stiffer than rope. It was electric cable, the heavy, black kind used for outdoor wiring and strung on telephone poles.”
This is the first scene introducing the rats, and presents them in a mysterious way. Also curious is how the cat, Dragon, sleeps so soundly not too far away.