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: Where are you going? Fiver
: Away, to the hills. Hazel
: By yourself, alone? You'll die! Fiver
: You're closer to death than I am.
: Hazel? It is Hazel, isn't it? Hazel
: It is. Bigwig
: What are you doing here? Hazel
: [Motioning to Fiver
] We want to see the chief rabbit, Bigwig. Bigwig
: We? You mean he wants to see him too? Hazel
: Yes. Fiver
: I must. Bigwig
: What on earth for? Fiver
: Well, I... Holly
: Bigwig? What do they want? Bigwig
: They want to see the chief rabbit. Holly
: What for? Fiver
: Well, I... Holly
: Send them away. Bigwig
: I'll take care of it, Holly.
[Turns back to Hazel
: Look, Bigwig, when have I EVER asked to see the chief rabbit? Bigwig
: [Thinks over, hesitating
] All right, all right. Wait here.
[Goes into warren, speaks to Chief Rabbit for a moment, comes back up
: Come along then. Though I'll probably get my ears chewed off for this...
: [to the cat
] You look hungry! Rats getting too clever, I suppose?
: [while all are digging in the rain
] What's happening back home, I wonder? Think, when we lived in our own burrows? Dry, soft, warm bodies... Dandelion
: [to Hazel
] Look, we can't go on like this. Silver
: It keeps getting worse and worse wherever we go. Where ARE we going? Hazel
: It won't be much longer, then we can all rest. Silver
: How MUCH longer? Pipkin
: We never should have left. Blackberry
: Suppose Fiver's all wrong? Pipkin
: We want to go back and find out. Hazel
: Go back? After all we've been through? Bigwig
: And probably get killed for wounding Captain Holly? An Owsla officer? Talk sense, for Frith's sake!
: [looking at the countryside from Watership Down
] O Frith on the hills! He made it all for us! Hazel
: Frith may have made it, but Fiver found it.
: Lord Frith, I know you've looked after us well, and it's wrong to ask even more of you. But my people are in terrible danger, and so I would like to make a bargain with you. My life in return for theirs. Frith
: There is not a day or night that a doe offers her life for her kittens, or some honest captain of Owsla, his life for his chief. But there is no bargain: what is, is what must be.
: There's something very queer about the warren this evening... Hazel
: Is it dangerous? Fiver
: It's not exactly danger, it's... oh, I don't know. Something oppressive... like thunder.
: [mourning the supposedly-dead Bigwig
] My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.
: Hazel... Hazel... you know me, don't you? Hazel
: I don't know.
[the apparition reveals himself to be the Black Rabbit, and Hazel gasps
: Yes, my lord. I know you. Black Rabbit
: I've come to ask if you'd like to join my Owsla. We shall be glad to have you, and I know you'd like it. You've been feeling tired, haven't you? If you're ready, we might go along now.
[Hazel looks at all the younger rabbits of Watership Down
] Black Rabbit
: You needn't worry about them. They'll be all right, and thousands like them. If you come along now, I'll show you what I mean.
: Are you hurt? Kehaar
: Kaah kaah! Hazel
: If he's hurt, maybe we ought to help him. Bigwig
: A bird? What for? Hazel
: We - help - you. Kehaar
: Piss off!
: [Bigwig is being strangled in a snare
] Bigwig! Listen, you're in a snare! A snare! And what did they tell you in Owsla? Think!
[Hazel tries to chew the wire loose
] No good biting wire...
: We'll fill in the holes good and deep. They'll have to dig us out, and they can't stay out in the open for long without attracting elil. Blackavar
: You don't know the Efrafans. They'll never give up.
: Hazel? You know me, don't you? Hazel
: I don't.
[the visitor reveals himself as The Black Rabbit
: Oh, yes, my Lord... I know you. Black Rabbit
: I've come to ask if you would like to join my Owsla. We shall be glad to have you, and I know you'd like it. You've been feeling tired, haven't you? If you're ready, we might go along now.
[Hazel pauses to look back at his rabbits
] Black Rabbit
: You needn't worry about them. They'll be alright, and thousands like them. If you'll come along, I'll show you what I mean.
[Hazel lies down and dies
: [to Cowslip
] Rabbits will always need tricks!
: [while running to the farm to save his rabbits from Woundwort
] Lord Frith, I know you've looked after us well and it's wrong to ask even more of you, but my people are in terrible danger! So I would like to make a bargain with you... my life in return for theirs. Frith
: There is not a day or night that a doe offers her life for her kittens or some honest captain of Owsla his life for his Chief, but there is no bargain. What is is what must be.
: [Holly is trying to stop them from leaving the warren
] Go... now... or we'll kill you! Holly
: It's you who'll be killed!
[He attackks Hazel
: [They're being chased by a dog at the stream's edge
] Come on! What d'you think will happen when he picks up our scent? Those that can swim swim. The others... will have to make out the best they can. Hazel
: That's not good enough! We all got into this together, we'll all get out of it together!
: If we meet again, Hazel-rah, we'll have the making of the best story ever! Hazel
: And you'll be the one to tell it!