The Rats

March 11, 2010 at 12:01 pm 5 comments

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.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nancy Muller  |  March 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I like the strange depth you’ve got here, and the green, purple, and red color scheme with this lighting creates a mysterious scene. It’s been a long time since I’ve read this book, my most recent memories are all from the movie, but this scene seems right to me. And I love second rat from the right, with his downcast gaze, his ears pointing back, and tail in the air, he’s my favorite!

  • 2. Erin  |  March 12, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    The Secect of NIMH!
    Such a good book. ;D

  • 3. Erin  |  March 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm


  • 4. Michael  |  April 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH, and Rasco and the Rats of NIMH were some of my favorites. I was always a little disappointed where the second one left off. Not that I could offer anything better.

    The secret of NIMH was the Disney Animated Movie

    • 5. Nimhbug  |  November 29, 2015 at 12:14 am

      Nonono… TSON was not a Disney movie. It was however made by former Disney animators who left the studio with Don Bluth to help him create this feature though.


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