“Hello”, said Agatha, “What are you doing here?”
“Squeak !!” , said the mouse, “Squeak ,Squeak!!”
“Oh, Of Course! I’m sorry.” Agatha said, “One moment, Castle?”
“Yes Mistress?” , replied agatha’s self aware fortress, “What do you need? A death ray perhaps? Would you like to swash this pathetic animal?”
“Ah, that is so like you. What do you require then?”The Castle asked testily.
“Send In OGGIE!” Agatha roared.
“Yez Mistress ???” Oggie said as he ran in, a nervous expression on his face, “Hyu don't want me to do someting nice again, do hyu?”
“No , no,” Agatha said exasperatedly, for all the jagers asked the same question each time she called them. “Come here”
“Sqweek? Squeak, squeak!?” the mouse said again, confused.
“Bring me my latest invention from my personal workshop.”
“Of Course Miztress” He said hurriedly, and ran of. A minute later he returned, panting. “Here hyu are.”
“Ah, there it is! Behold! The animal Translator 2000!”
“Let’s see,” Click, Click. “All set!!!!”
“Oh, Hello” the mouse said nervously. “You're not going to try to catch me are you?”
“Of course not!” Agatha laughed ,” If I wanted to do that, the castle would have already
done it. No, no, I only want to know why you are here.” She said kindly. “Maybe I can help. Why don't you start with your name?”
“Okay.” She said hesitantly. “ My name is Mrs. Frisby, and I lived on the Fitzgibbon farm. But when the farmer moved about a month ago, the food quickly got eaten and we had to leave. My children are waiting in the doorway while I check whether it is ok to stay here.”
“Well of course, you must stay!” Agatha exclaimed. Castle??
“Do we have any rooms that are mouse sized?”
“Let me see” The castle said. “Meanwhile, please enjoy this musical interlude, Extra Loud Screaming and Drums, by Faustus Heterodyne.”
“Ugg , not again” Agatha moaned loudly , over the clashing and screaming of the music emanating from the walls around them as she walked towards a button by the door. “The castle has terrible choice in music.” She pushed it and the music stopped. “That’s better.”
“May I go get my children?” Mrs. Frisby said.
“Of course!!” The castle will show you up to your room once you get them. “Oh , and Mrs. Frisby, just one more thing, be on the lookout for unwanted animals, and if you meet any that want to stay, just send them to me.”
“Of course, my lady!”Mrs. Frisby ran hurriedly out of the room to retrieve her children, and find their new quarters.
“Now, Castle, please send Krosp in to me.”
“Of course, My lady, he shall be here momentarily.” Krosp was Agatha’s cat, and she wanted to make sure that he would not eat the mice now living with them.
“I am here, oh mistress,” Krosp said sarcastically as he sauntered into the room. Krosp was t construct, really, a biologically altered cat , created to rule an army of cats, however the experiment had gone awry as his old master had failed to realise that cats had no attention span.
“I want you to know that you are not to hunt in mechanicsburg any more.”
“But why?” Krosp whined, disappointedly.
“I has just granted a family of mic refuge here, and plan to do so for all animals that come to me. I do not want you to try to scare them away or harm them at all. ARE WE CLEAR?” She said this last part sternly, for Krosp was stubborn enough to do thing even iv he was not supposed to, and she did not want his willful behavior to override her commands.
“Yes,” he said as he sulked away
Agatha sighed and went to bed.