In this installment, Mrs. Frisby and Jeremy reach the owl’s tree to gain advice over what to do about Mrs. Frisby’s sick son, Timothy. Mrs. Frisby enters the hollow trunk that he calls his home, alone, with not more more suggestion to his being than his glowing yellow eyes.
“When she got near this nest, she stopped and faced the owl, who had turned from the light of the doorway and was peering at her with his great yellow eyes. Jeremy was nowhere to be seen. She could only hope he was still waiting on the limb outside.
“‘Now,’ said the owl, ‘you may state your problem.’”