Abigail and the Rats of NIMH - Chapter 1Abigail and the Rats of NIMH - Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
It is 15 years since our departure from NIMH; and 11 years since our departure from the Fitzgibbon's farm to Thorn Valley, where we have lived undetected and in peace. As their leader, I have brought prosperity to the Rats of NIMH. Under my leadership we have built an entire city underground, beneath the thorn thicket, where neither human nor predator can reach. We harness electricity at the nearby river. Thanks in part to Mrs. Brisby, we were able to start a new civilization. And yet I sense our troubles have not yet ended, that they may never permanently end, as long as NIMH exists. No one, no rodent on Earth is completely safe anymore. The humans will never stop searching for us. They'll never leave us be.
As Justin wrote in the book Nicodemus once used, his gaze turned to the open chest on the desk beside him, where he kept a round, red jewel. He picked it up, and gazed at his own reflection in it, deep in meditation.
There has been a catastrophe, east of here, several d