Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
by Robert C. O'Brien
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Language and Communication Quotes
"[…] they were teaching us how to read. The symbols under the picture were the letters R-A-T. But the idea did not become clear to me, nor to any of us, for quite a long time. Because, of course,...
In a moment, his older son Paul came out, closing the door carefully behind him. Paul, at fifteen, was a quiet, hardworking boy, rather clumsy in his movements but strong and careful about his chor...
The Home Quotes
Mrs. Frisby and her children were especially lucky in the house itself. It was a slightly damaged cinder block, the hollow kind with two ovals through it; it had somehow been abandoned in the garde...
"As it turned out, the uncertainty itself was the worst suffering we had to undergo." (15.45)
Although she was a widow (her husband had died only the preceding summer), Mrs. Frisby was able, through luck and hard work, to keep her family—there were four of them—happy and well fed. (1.3)
Who am I, then? Thought Mrs. Frisby. I suppose that will have to come from Nicodemus as well. (11.68)
Society and Class Quotes
She watched them for quite a long time. It was obvious that they knew exactly what they were doing, and they looked as well drilled as a group of soldiers. (5.25)
"I felt a sharp pain in my hip; then it was over. What they were injecting and why, I did not know. Yet for twenty of us those injections were to change our whole lives." (15.55)
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