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TERESA: Did you take our mother to the rats?
I'm going to go look for her.
JEREMY: No, no, listen, hold it, wait a minute. The rats, they're friendly! Good! Tonight... Stay!
They're coming here to move your house where it's safe!
Understand? Stay! The Owl said they're good and smart. Get it?
MARTIN: You're right. He's a loony.
JEREMY: Oh no... no, don't... You must... No, don't do this!
MR. AGES: Now don't tire him out.
MRS. BRISBY: No.
MR. AGES: Be brief.
MRS. BRISBY: Yes.
MR. AGES: Say what you want... and leave.
MRS. BRISBY: I won't be a bother.
MR. AGES: Justin bothers him enough with all his silly nonsense. Here we are.
MRS. BRISBY: Thank you, Mr. Ages.
MR. AGES: I don't know what Nicodemus sees in that boy... I'll come back for you. Brief!
MRS. BRISBY: Brief.
NICODEMUS: Come closer, my child. Don't be frightened.
MRS. BRISBY: Sir... the Great Owl sent me to you.
NICODEMUS: Oh, did he? He is a dear comrade. Closer. Ahhh, Mrs. Jonathan Brisby. What an honor this is.
MRS. BRISBY: How... how is it that everyone knows Jonathan?
NICODEMUS: He was a great friend to the Rats of NIMH. He himself came from NIMH.
MRS. BRISBY: Your majesty, my family is...
NICODEMUS: I know of your needs.
There is a book there, read the words!
MRS. BRISBY: I can read, a little. Jonathan taught me. The children are better... than I am...
MRS. BRISBY: Jonathan Brisby made possible the rats escape from the terrible cruelty of NIMH. Jonathan? He was killed today while drugging the farmer's cat, Dragon. Oh, I never knew just what happened. Why did he never tell me about any of you? Why?
NICODEMUS: To answer that,
I must tell you about NIMH and our Plan.
Go! Look there! In the beginning, we were ordinary street rats: stealing our daily bread and living off the efforts of man's work. We were captured, put in cages and sent to a place called NIMH. There were many animals there in cages. They were put through the most unspeakable tortures to satisfy some scientific curiosity. Often at night I would hear them crying out in anguish. Twenty rats and eleven mice were given injections. Our world began changing. Then, one night, I looked upon
the words under the cage door and understood them.
We had become intelligent. We could read.
The miracle was kept secret from the scientists.
And in the quiet of the night, we escaped through the ventilation system. The mice were blown away sucked down dark air-shafts to their deaths. All except two: Jonathan and Mr. Ages. We were trapped by a locked door on the roof. It was Jonathan who made possible the unlocking of the door. I have a gift. Come. Jonathan meant it for you.
MRS. BRISBY: It's so beautiful!
NICODEMUS: It sleeps.
MRS. BRISBY: Sleeps?
NICODEMUS: Yes. When worn by one with a courageous heart the Stone glows red. It becomes a blinding radiance. Courage of the heart is very rare. The Stone has a power when it's there.
MRS. BRISBY: Look! An inscription.
You can unlock any door if you only have the key.
Oh, thank you. I will treasure it always.
NICODEMUS: Jonathan couldn't tell you about NIMH because the injections slowed the aging process. You see, you would have grown old while he remained young.
JUSTIN: Nicodemus! The boats are ready and waiting. We can leave any time.
NICODEMUS: Good. My child, shall we journey to your home?
MRS. BRISBY: Sir?
NICODEMUS: Tonight we must move your house to the protected side of the stone.
MRS. BRISBY: The lee of the stone!
SULLIVAN: I don't get it, Jenner.
JENNER: With Nicodemus out of the way what's to stop us from taking over?
SULLIVAN: Jenner, you can't kill Nicodemus!
JENNER: No taste for blood, eh? They've taken the animal out of you.
SULLIVAN: What if we're discovered?
JENNER: Ach, listen. The Brisby house is a large cement block. In the moving, what if it should fall?
SULLIVAN: An accident?
JENNER: Of course! Cut the lines, and the weight of it will crush his bones!
SULLIVAN: It's risky..
JENNER: Once rid of Nicodemus, the Plan will die. We can stay here as long as we like!
SULLIVAN: What... what about Justin?
JENNER: Leave him to me...
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The Secret of NIMH (1982)
2 Jeremy go home now
3 get to the Great Owl
4 who's good with kids
5 we have a Plan
6 move your house
7 into the farmhouse
8 line around the stone