You will create a flipbook
animation or picture of this scene in the book, ‘The Borrowers,’ where Mrs. May tells Kate that the borrowers "had a wonderful
life—all that Arrietty had ever dreamed of [… because] badger sets are almost
like villages—full of passages and chambers and storehouses. They could gather
hazelnuts and beechnuts and chestnuts; they could gather corn… they had honey.
They could make elderflower tea and lime tea…"
Mrs. May says she thinks the borrowers use the badger hole
as the grand entrance to their real home near the gas pipe, where they can also
cook and get light.
Mrs. May reveals that she went up to the house herself,
where she found Homily's little teapot and Arrietty's diary near a gas pipe. She
left a bag of goodies for them out overnight. And when she returned, it was
gone. That proves the borrowers must have safely escaped, and have set up a new
home in the great outdoors.