N2: The creature wanders into a small village.
N3: He lumbers over to a group of people.
Villager 1: Aaaaaah! Run!
Villager 2: Get away, you ugly thing!
N1: Everywhere the creature goes, people are scared by him.
N2: Finally, he finds a small shack and crawls inside.
N3: Through a hole in the wall, he can see into the window of the house next door.
N1: A blind man lives there with his two grown children.
N2: Day after day, the creature watches the family.
N3: He learns to speak by listening to them.
De Lacey: Agatha, could you put another log on the fire, please?
Agatha: Of course, Father.
Creature (quietly): Fah-thurrr.
N1: He secretly does them favors.
N2: Agatha opens the front door to find a pile of chopped wood.
Agatha: Felix, what a grand pile of firewood!
Felix: I didn’t chop that.
Agatha: Then who did?
De Lacey: It must be our guardian angel.
Creature: Gar-dee-uhn ayn-jell.