Abigail and the Rats of NIMH - Chapter 8Abigail and the Rats of NIMH - Chapter 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
The furlings were in awe as they stepped through the door into the Rescue Rangers headquarters.
“It’s not much, but make yourselves at home,” said Gadget, following behind them as outside the others landed the Ranger Wing beside the Flapper Wingamathing, “I’m afraid we don’t have a guest bedroom or anything, but I have some extra blankets and a few pillows if you wanna sleep out here.”
Gadget’s hospitality was barely registered as the furlings inspected their new environment. The living room mostly consisted of a long plush couch shaped as a half-circle before a large black screen. There was a strange coil-shaped chute in the corner, and doors leading to other rooms. The kitchen was connected to the living room as well, and Russell, seeing this, gravitated toward it. Abigail, Willy, Edgar and Michelle walked over to the couch, Abigail looking at the remote mounted in front of the television. Gadget watched in amusement as they looked arou
Abigail and the Rats of NIMH - Chapter 24Abigail and the Rats of NIMH - Chapter 242 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
After twenty minutes of cautious waiting, Zipper snuck through the doors to Thorn Valley, unguarded at the moment. Behind the door was a huge underground chamber, with stairs circling either side, filled with more dazzling crystals. Rats wandered around below, going about their daily business, dressed in capes and robes. He couldn’t see where the others had been taken, so he decided to fly on and investigate. The walls seemed to have little apartments carved into them, where each rat lived. He watched as a rat drew water from a fountain at the center of the chamber, upon which a statue of an elderly rat with a long flowing mustache and a scepter was situated. A stand with food was situated at the other end of the chamber. The food seemed to be given out free of charge. And the chamber was illuminated by great electric light bulbs near the ceiling.
As Zipper discreetly hovered near the ceiling, he could hear the rats murmur and gossip about an alleged break-in attempt by a g
Abigail and the Rats of NIMH - Chapter 14Abigail and the Rats of NIMH - Chapter 143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
The door opened to Dr. Penny Stacy’s apartment, a quaint one bedroom place in Bethesda, Maryland not far from the National Institute of Health campus. The tired and conflicted scientist entered with a sigh, closing the door behind her and placing her purse on a counter. It was a Thursday, and she looked forward to having a couple days off from working at the lab after tomorrow, just a couple days to mull things over. It had been an exhausting week, she needed to catch up on her sleep for one thing.
For another, she needed time to get the screams out of her head.
The apartment was silent, mercifully. She lived alone; her foster parents lived in Baltimore, and her job didn’t leave a lot of time for socializing and meeting a guy. She wasn’t one to get lonely anyway. She’d grown up alone.
The silence was deafening; in only a few minutes what had been comforting was now grating. She turned on the TV, sat on the couch. The news played but she wasn’t listening.
Abigail and the Rats of NIMH - Chapter 10Abigail and the Rats of NIMH - Chapter 103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
The library had a row of computers near the back, however with humans around the usage of these computers was a risky proposition. Gadget decided she’d need to come back at night after the library closed, so she could use the World Wide Web to find out more about the lab that had confiscated the rodents in Dapplewood. This was a new invention, but one that Gadget had taken to immediately. She’d even participated in Usenet chats a couple times with human users, none of them aware that the person they were chatting with wasn’t a person at all, but a mouse. Though quite an exercise to use a keyboard so much bigger than she was, it gave her a chance to meet other intellectuals and discuss science; the only people who even used computers were science nerds like herself after all. But she had a feeling it would catch on with everyone else one day.
Instead of logging onto the Internet she perused the back catalog of the newspapers. Within the walls of the library mice actual
Secret of NIMH 3 Part 2(inside the Brisby Home...)Secret of NIMH 3 Part 26 years ago in Fan Fiction
Cynthia: Hello, Everyone. I'd like for You to meet someone!
Mrs. Brisby: Hello, Cynthia. Who is He?
Martin: Is He a lovestruck mouse that will help Your Marriage in the Future?
Cynthia: No, Silly Brother. I'd like for You to meet Cyrus Grimsey.
Cyrus: Um, Hello.
Brisby: Nice to meet You, Cyrus. Where are You from?
Cyrus: Well, It's whatever You want it to be.
Cynthia: He's been searching for His parents for 3 Years.
Teresa: I'm sorry to hear it, Cyrus. but If You want to stay for the night, that's fine.
Cyrus: No, I couldn't. I don't want to be a bother.
Martin: No, it's okay.
Cyrus: Okay, You win. If it's okay, I'll sleep on the couch.
Brisby: Is it okay with You, Cynthia?
Cynthia: Well, He said He doesn't want to be a bother.
Auntie Shrew: Brisby! Brisby? I have to tell You something. (Sees Cyrus.) And You are? There are No other visitor that went to the Brisby Home.
Cyrus: I'm... Cyrus Grimsly.
Auntie Shrew: Grimsly? that's a Name I've heard before.