Thinking Primary: The Borrowers
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Homily Clock You had me worried sick. And where are the borrowings? Oh dear, how
could you do this to me?
Pod Clock How could I? Arrietty's the one who got herself stuck in the freezer. What
was I supposed to do? Leave her there until she iced over? I had to run
round the whole kitchen. And I burnt my toes on the stove.
Homily Clock I told you they were too young to go borrowing.
Peagreen Clock Yes, Arrietty. Me and dad have had it up to here with your behaviour.
Arrietty Clock Oh, shut up squirt!
Peagreen Clock Ugly!
Arrietty Clock Smelly!
Peagreen Clock Double smelly!
Homily Clock Oh stop it, you two! Ah, that's better. You know who she takes after of
Pod Clock Me.
Arrietty Clock If I took after him I'd never do anything fun.
Homily Clock Don't be too sure. He was quite a rogue in his time, your father.
Arrietty Clock Dad? My dad? I don't believe it.
Peagreen Clock I believe it.
Pod Clock I think your mother's right, Arrietty. We're going to have to keep you at
home for a while.
Arrietty Clock What?! But that's not fair.
Homily Clock At least until that nasty young bean stops setting traps everywhere.
Pod Clock You put us in great danger, Arrietty. A Borrower is quiet, cautious,
inconspicuous, alert, never seen and never heard.
Homily Clock It's the Borrower way
Arrietty Clock “The Borrower way this, the Borrower way that.” I've lived in this house all
my life, and I've never even seen another Borrower.
Peagreen Clock Me, neither
Pod Clock Well, you wouldn't, would you? A Borrower is quiet, cautious,
inconspicuous, alert -
Arrietty Clock Non-existent?
Homily Clock What in the world?
Pod Clock It's not Thursday, is it?
Homily Clock Oh my goodness, they must have changed the schedule. They can't change
the schedule, can they?
Pod Clock Emergency stations, everyone!
Homily Clock Honestly, Pod
Pod Clock What?! I suppose this is all my fault too.
Homily Clock You gave us a big scare today.
Arrietty Clock Sorry, Mum
Homily Clock I know you want to borrow, Arrietty. But it's very dangerous up there
amongst the beans. We'll let you borrow again, Etts, one day
Arrietty Clock Tomorrow?
Homily Clock You're just like your father. He and his friends, they would never stay put
for a minute. Oh, they were a horrible lot, Minty Branch, Swag Moss,
Dustbunny Binn. They were always getting your father into trouble. I lost
count of the amount of times they were nearly seen.
Arrietty Clock I wish I was around in the old days.
Homily Clock Oh the old days. I wish you could have seen this house then, Etts. It was
full to the rafters. There were the Overmantels, the Furnaces, the Rafters
Arrietty Clock But now they're all gone, it's just us. There's no-one to meet, no-one to
talk to. Are we the only ones left?
Homily Clock That's enough talking for tonight. Stop all this worrying, and get some
sleep. You'll feel brighter in the morning. Night Etts.
Arrietty Clock Night, Mum.
Bored, bored, bored, bored, bored.
Television Get back, coppers! Get back I say
Don't be silly, son. Give me the gun.
I'll shoot. I swear I'll shoot.
Come on. Drop it.
I'll drop you. Get back
Don' t be a fool, boy.
Say, what's happening kids?
Max, are you on that phone again?
Nah, it's a twinkie you eat with your ear.
I'll fill you both full of lead. Get back
Don't be a fool boy. Think of your mother
Arrietty Clock Hey Mr Man.
Television Get back I say
I get it. You run up the bill and I pay it.
Arrietty Clock Hau!
Television Sure, but I bought the groceries last week.
Get off my back will you? I'm sorry, lady, not you
A method of death for every bug and every budget. I guarantee small
things will die. Call me, Exterminator Jeff. Extermination is my middle
Arrietty Clock Oh no.
Pete Lender Wow
Arrietty Clock Go on. Go ahead, bean. Get it over with,
Pete Lender This is incredible. You can talk.
Get what over with?
Arrietty Clock The squishing. You are going to squish me, so get on with it.
Pete Lender Why would you want me to do that?
Arrietty Clock I don't want you to do it. It's just what beans do.
Pete Lender What's a bean?
Arrietty Clock You are. A human bean.
Pete Lender I think you mean... never mind. Look, I'm not going to squish you.
Arrietty Clock You're not?
Pete Lender No, of course not. This is amazing. I knew something strange was going on
in our house, but I never ever imagined that our stuff was being stolen by -
Arrietty Clock Stolen? No, no. we don't steal. We borrow. We're Borrowers. And you're
our bean. Beans provide you with things to borrow, but they'll squish you
as soon as look at you.
Pete Lender Who told you that?
Arrietty Clock My dad.
Pete Lender There are more of you?
Arrietty Clock Just my dad, my mum and my little brother. There used to be more of us,
but they've all gone away. We're the last of the Borrowers
Pete Lender We have to move. The house is being demolished.
Arrietty Clock Demolished?
Pete Lender Yeah, my great aunt left us the house, but she didn't write it down in her
will, so now this stupid man Potter's going to tear it down. So we have to
Arrietty Clock But what about us?
Pete Lender You too I guess.
Arrietty Clock This is terrible. This is... terrible.
Pete Lender Maybe there's some way I can help.
Pod Clock No, no, no, and again no. I will not put the fate of my family in the hands
of a trap-setting, Borrower-squishing, ten-year-old bean. It goes against
everything I was taught, everything I believe in.
Homily Clock Your father is absolutely right. For once.
Arrietty Clock Dad, if you'll just listen -
Pod Clock No! No! No! It's not going to happen.
Pete Lender We're inside. This is a walkie-talkie.
This'll let you know what's happening every step of the way.
Pod Clock How... far... are... we... going... bean?
Pete Lender Not far. The new house is just on the other side of town, next to the old
church. I think it's about a mile.
Homily Clock A mile?! I feel faint.
Pod Clock Listen up, bean. If anything happens to my family, I'm holding you
personally responsible. Got it?
Pete Lender Yes, sir.
I brought you something to eat.
And this must be yours. Dad found it, and I fixed it for you. I knew it wasn't
Pod Clock Thank you.
Victoria Lender Pete?
Joe Lender He's here, Honey.
That's the last of it.
Pete Lender Cockpit to cargo. We're just about to pull out. Over.
Arrietty Clock This is going to be fun.
Pod Clock I don't like this. I don't like this one bit.
Pete Lender We're approaching the kerb. I repeat, we're approaching the kerb. Over.
Pod Clock Bean, you're going too fast.
Pete Lender Dad, you've got to drive more carefully.
Peagreen Clock Dad! Dad!
Pod Clock Arrietty! Peagreen!
Hold on there!
Homily Clock Peagreen, hold on!
Peagreen Clock Mum! Mum!
Homily Clock What do we do, Pod?
Pod Clock Get the bean on the talkie-talkie.
Homily Clock Bean. Over. Over? Bean, pull over. Over.
Pete Lender Dad, you've got to stop.
Joe Lender What for?
Pete Lender I've got to pee.
Victoria Lender We've only just left. You can wait five minutes, can't you?
Pod Clock Arrietty! Peagreen!
Pete Lender I can smell gas. I feel sick. Dad, you've got to pull over.
Homily Clock No! No!
Pod Clock Arrietty! Peagreen!
Pete Lender I can smell gas. We've got to get out.
Victoria Lender Pete, stop it.
Arrietty Clock Peagreen?
Pete Lender That's my appendix.
Joe Lender Quit messing around!
Pete Lender Dad, I've got to get out before they explode.
Arrietty Clock Peagreen, look out!
Pete Lender Dad, dad. You've got to stop. I can't see. Everything's gone dark. My leg. I
think it just broke.
Joe Lender Pete, I'm trying to concentrate.
Pete Lender There goes the other one. Please stop.
Pod Clock We're going to find them. Try not to worry.
Homily Clock Try the talkie-talkie again.
Pod Clock I've tried it five times.
Homily Clock They don't know anything about the outside world. Why did you ever
agree to this ridiculous idea in the first place?
Pod Clock Me? I was agreeing with you. I thought it was you that wanted -
Homily Clock Pod, this is no time to point fingers. Think of the children.
Pod Clock They're pretty smart. They're going to be all right. But if anything does
happen to them, there's going to be big trouble.
Arrietty Clock Here it is. The map of the world.
Peagreen Clock I'm tired, Arrietty. I hate the world. I'm staying here.
Arrietty Clock We can't, silly. Now let's see. This is us. And Pete said the new house was
next to a church. Look. It's not far at all.
Arrietty Clock What was that?
Ocious P. Potter “I don't trust banks, Mr Potter. So I've hidden the will in the old house.”
“Very wise, Mrs Alabaster. Very wise.”
“I've left the house to my young niece and her family, with enough money
to maintain the property “
“Joe and Victoria Lender, and young Pete. Such a nice family Mrs
“You will make sure they get it, won't you, Mr Potter?”
“Why of course, Mrs Alabaster. You can trust me. I'm a lawyer.”