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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH


by Robert C. O'Brien

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Chapter 4 Summary

Mr. Fitzgibbon's Plow

  • Mrs. Frisby arrives home to find all of her children huddled around Timothy, worried about his sorry state.
  • She gives Timothy his first dose of medicine and he immediately falls into a snoozerific sleep.
  • By the third day, as Mr. Ages predicted, Timothy seems to be out of danger. Hurrah! Let's all breathe a collective sigh of relief.
  • On the fourth day of Timothy's illness, Mrs. Frisby goes outside for food and notices how warm it is.
  • On one hand, she knows this is good: Timothy needs the warm spring air. On the other hand, warm weather means Mr. Fitzgibbon's plow. Yikes.
  • When Mrs. Frisby is in the garden looking for food, she hears the tractor roar to life. Get out of there, lady.

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