- 1. Something's out there.
- 2. Something dangerous.
- 3. And I suspect it means to eat us.
- 4. Hilda, what are you up to in here?
- 5. Camping with Twig and Alfur.
- 6. - Alfur? The elf? He's here?
- 7. He's here to file reports about the city
back to the other elves.
- 8. They don't really care about Trolberg,
but they love receiving reports.
- 9. They do.
- 10. What do you say we go out for a walk
and see the city a bit?
- 11. But the city is so cold and dull.
There's nothing to do out there.
- 12. Hilda, I insist.
You haven't been out of the house in days.
- 13. Fine.
- 14. - She'll see you later, Alfur.
- Mum, he's over there.
- 15. You really need to sign the paperwork.
- 16. Don't be so dramatic.
- 17. The truth is
there's lots to do in Trolberg.
- 18. In fact, there's a big parade this evening
- 19. with floats and decorations
and lights and loud music.
- 20. People in weird costumes.
- 21. I suppose that sounds cool.
I've never seen a proper parade before.
- 22. Why don't we go down
and watch it together?
- 23. You might find the city
more fun than you think.
- 24. It still can't match the wilderness
for interesting creatures.
- 25. Oh, no? I see a few interesting creatures
right over there.
- 26. Where?
- 27. Then we can go and play knock and run.
- 28. - Huh, yeah!
- Yeah, that'd be so cool!
- 29. - Oh.
- Why not go make some new friends?
- 30. Did you see that?
I swear I just saw some lightning.
- 31. - But the sky's so clear.
- Don't change the subject.
- 32. You're always saying how you can make
friends with elves, trolls, and giants.
- 33. Compared to that,
talking to some kids should be easy.
- 34. Hello, I'm Hilda.
- 35. I just moved here.
- 36. Want to be friends?
- 37. - Hi, Hilda. Nice to meet you.
- Welcome to Trolberg.
- 38. Well, come on.
- 39. Mm?
- 40. Eh?
- 41. Oh, nobody there.
- 42. Psst, come on!
- 43. Hello, dear.
What can I do for you?
- 44. I just wanted to tell you, um...
- 45. tell you that your flowers
are— are very pretty.
- 46. Why, thank you!
- 47. What a lovely girl you are.
- 48. Okay, so, standard can rules.
- 49. No elbows, no can backs.
- 50. No! Use your feet!
- 51. So, uh, anyone going
to the big parade tonight?
- 52. Parades are for little kids
and goody-goody Sparrow Scouts.
- 53. Nice!
- 54. Check out this rock.
- 55. I love rocks!
- 56. Here's an even better one.
- 57. Oh, cool! Can I see?
- 58. Hey, that is a good one.
- 59. No! No! Stop it! Stop!
- 60. Yes, I win!
- 61. What's the matter with you?
- 62. Oh. Um...
- 63. What? It's just a bird.
- 64. Are you okay?
- 65. I'm fine... I think.
- 66. - Did that bird just talk?
- Uh... no.
- 67. - Leave him alone.
- Did anyone else hear that?
- 68. - No.
- 69. - Let me see him.
- 70. - Come on!
- Get away!
- 71. Hmm, way to scare off the new kid.
- 72. It talked! Seriously!
- 73. Did you really not hear that?
- 74. Okay, we're here.
- 75. - You did talk, right?
- I did? When?
- 76. Ooh, how did it go?
- 77. It was so nice to see you making friends
with some actual kids for a change
- 78. instead of some odd creature.
- 79. - Uh...
- 80. Uh, yeah, uh, it was cool.
- 81. Sign here, here, and here.
- 82. Sorry for the hassle,
but now you'll be able to see Alfur.
- 83. Hello!
- 84. And this is my deer fox Twig.
- 85. Oh!
- 86. The raven here was attacked
by some awful children,
- 87. but he seems to be all right now.
- 88. Hmm, what a tale.
- 89. This will make
quite a report for the elves.
- 90. So, what's your name?
- 91. Um... I'm not sure.
- 92. Uh-huh. And how do you spend
your time here in the city?
- 93. I don't know.
- 94. Yeah. I hate to say this,
but he's not a great interview.
- 95. Oh, no, I've lost my memory!
- 96. This is bad.
I think I'm important.
- 97. Who doesn't?
- 98. No, I have to be somewhere.
There's something I need to do!
- 99. But I can't even remember who I is!
- 100. Who I am. Am.
- 101. Now I've forgotten grammar!
- 102. And I love grammar.
- 103. - You love grammar?
- 104. Okay, maybe we can figure this out.
- 105. What can you remember?
- 106. Uh...
- 107. I see the statue
of a bald, bearded man with a cape.
- 108. How oddly specific!
- 109. That should help us find it.
- 110. - I thought I was bigger.
- I've made that mistake many times.
- 111. We've got to find that statue
and see if it jogs any memories.
- 112. In the meantime,
don't talk to anyone but me and Alfur.
- 113. You never know if it could be
someone unsavory, like those awful kids.
- 114. But we're your friends here.
We'll stick by you.
- 115. Who's that?
- 116. Shh!
- 117. Hilda, it's time for the parade.
- 118. Be right there!
- 119. I'm sorry. We'll go out looking
first thing tomorrow, I promise.
- 120. Ugh! I forgot my wallet.
- 121. Wait right here.
I'll be back in a moment.
- 122. What on earth?
- 123. Come here, come on!
- 124. Mum! Wait! Come back!
- 125. Sorry, but our home is no place
for strange birds. Now shoo!
- 126. Don't worry, I'm here to...
- 127. help?
- 128. Got my wallet. Let's go.
- 129. Maybe I should get out more.
- 130. I was thinking tomorrow I could go out
and explore the city on my own.
- 131. Whoa!
- 132. It might be better
if I showed you around a bit more first.
- 133. That is called a "walk signal."
- 134. Great. Great.
- 135. - We're stuck out here.
- Oh, chin up.
- 136. Maybe we can turn it to our advantage.
- 137. Why not find the statue ourselves?
- 138. We can fly around
and look for it right now.
- 139. You're right!
Hop on, little fella! Let's do it!
- 140. Oh, boy.
- 141. I've forgotten how to fly.
- 142. I've forgotten how to fly!
- 143. The horror! The humiliation!
- 144. I'm finished, done for!
- 145. We'd better just go back
to the fire escape.
- 146. - How?
- I'll fly us up to—
- 147. We'll just have to search
for the statue on foot.
- 148. I'm a bird. I don't walk!
- 149. If I did, I probably wouldn't have
these little sticks for legs.
- 150. I walk,
and I've got little sticks for legs.
- 151. Fair point. Let's go.
- 152. Ta-da!
The famous Trolberg Bird Parade!
- 153. It's just about to start!
- 154. Ooh,
it's the Sparrow Scout float.
- 155. Let's go and meet them.
- 156. I was a Sparrow Scout myself,
- 157. Mum, what's that bird statue about?
- 158. That's the Great Raven.
- 159. This whole festival is in his honor.
- 160. He blesses the city
by flying over the parade every year.
- 161. Uh, and, um, what if he doesn't show up?
- 162. Well, it's been a long time
since that ever happened.
- 163. But when it did,
the city had a very bad year.
- 164. - How bad?
- Oh, there was a drought,
- 165. the harvest was ruined,
that sort of thing.
- 166. - I want to say famine and plague.
- 167. Greetings, fellow scouts! How do you do?
This is my daughter Hil—
- 168. Excuse me.
- 169. Hmm.
- 170. Hilda, what are you doing?
- 171. Mum, I think the Great Raven might be
at our house, and he's lost his memory!
- 172. We've got to tell him who he is.
- 173. It was not the Great Raven.
You just found a raven.
- 174. - You knew I found a raven?
- Yes, and I put him out.
- 175. You did what?
- 176. I had to! You can't leave
random birds in the house.
- 177. He is not random! He talks!
- 178. Well, he didn't say anything to me.
- 179. Oh, no, no, no, no, no! Come on!
Maybe he's still near the building.
- 180. He's gone!
- 181. But I know what he's looking for.
- 182. The one thing he remembers
is a statue of a bald, bearded man with—
- 183. With a cape?
- 184. - You know it?
- It's locally famous. Let's go!
- 185. Was it a bald man with a cape
or a tall man with a cape?
- 186. No, no. It was bald!
- 187. Look at those majestic creatures!
They're like giant nittens!
- 188. They're called "cats."
- 189. They appear adorable,
but they're quite sinister
- 190. and love to prey upon birds.
- 191. Hey! I remember cats!
- 192. Oh, no!
- 193. How do you find
your way around here?
- 194. Every street looks exactly alike.
- 195. You know, some people
think that about rocks.
- 196. That's crazy!
Every rock is different.
- 197. Well, the city is like that, too.
- 198. Take those houses, for example.
Look at the doors.
- 199. That one's a nice deep red,
- 200. and that one's white
with windows on it and a knocker.
- 201. And that one's rustic with a wood finish,
which I quite like.
- 202. I see what you mean.
- 203. They're similar,
but they've all got their own personality.
- 204. And that's just the start.
- 205. There's different chimneys and lampposts.
- 206. And different cars
and plants breaking out of the pavement.
- 207. See? You're getting it already.
- 208. Uh, don't get me wrong, Trolberg's
still less interesting than a rock,
- 209. but it's close.
- 210. I think we're almost at the statue.
- 211. Oof!
- 212. Sorry. Pardon me.
- 213. Oh, that was a close call.
- 214. Yeah, but now we're totally lost.
- 215. We'll never find that statue!
- 216. Now, now, don't lose heart.
- 217. Oh, where's your friend, the girl?
- 218. We need help.
- 219. - Helga! Helga!
- It's Hilda, actually.
- 220. Uh, sorry, I'm bad with names... I think.
- 221. Actually, I have no idea
whether I'm bad with names.
- 222. Zelda!
- 223. So you can talk!
- 224. - What? No, I can't.
- 225. I'll show everyone I'm not crazy.
- 226. He's not here.
He must not have been able to find it.
- 227. Now what?
- 228. Ah!
- 229. Where's the Great Raven?
- 230. He's usually here by now.
- 231. See, if we want to figure out
where a bird would go...
- 232. we should look at the city
the way a bird does.
- 233. Ah! Good thinking.
- 234. Wow, from up here,
the city is, well, kind of beautiful.
- 235. Yes, it is.
- 236. I know you miss the wilderness, Hilda,
but I promise,
- 237. Trolberg is a pretty cool place
to grow up, too.
- 238. I liked it, anyway.
- 239. I'm sure it'll be great.
- 240. Sorry if I've been a bit of a brat.
- 241. And I'm sorry I put the raven out.
- 242. It's okay.
I should have told you about it.
- 243. But I know you don't like me
making friends with creatures.
- 244. Hilda, I love that you can make friends
with all manner of things.
- 245. I just think you ought to be open
to befriending humans as well.
- 246. I am, but those kids
just weren't a good fit.
- 247. They threw rocks at birds, Mum.
- 248. Hmm. In that case,
I'm proud of you for not making friends.
- 249. I'm telling you, I'm not crazy.
- 250. This bird talks.
- 251. Go on, show them!
- 252. What's that?
Trevor's lost his marbles?
- 253. Yeah, I think you're right!
- 254. Get back here!
- 255. Get off!
- 256. What's happening?
- 257. Never mind.
You're all terrible!
- 258. You made me look like an idiot back there.
- 259. Hey, it's Trevor.
- 260. And he's got the raven with him!
- 261. No, no, no, no! I can't lose them now!
- 262. Ugh!
- 263. Oh, phew!
- 264. Uh, there they are!
- 265. He's the one
who hit the raven with the rock.
- 266. He can't be trusted.
- 267. He's headed
for the Bronstad Lane Footbridge.
- 268. I know a shortcut.
- 269. Oh, cruddlesticks!
The raven didn't come.
- 270. What's going to happen now?
- 271. I don't know, but a Sparrow Scout
is prepared for anything.
- 272. Flashlight, water, matches,
camping knife, and rations for three days.
- 273. Can I share your rations?
- 274. I'm afraid it's every woman for herself
in these dark times.
- 275. This way!
- 276. Right behind you, Mum!
- 277. Go, Mum!
- 278. Talk, you!
Why won't you talk?
- 279. Why did you embarrass me like that?
- 280. - Why do you hate me?
- This is pitiful. Just talk to him.
- 281. Who said that?
- 282. Help! Help!
- 283. You're the Great Raven!
- 284. Hilda!
- 285. What's that?
- 286. What?
- 287. I remember everything!
- 288. Hilda!
- 289. I told you I was bigger.
- 290. I only take that little form
when I'm being discreet.
- 291. I knew it!
You're the Great Raven!
- 292. - Well, not exactly.
- 293. It was all
a big misunderstanding, actually.
- 294. A long, long time ago,
I was passing over the city
- 295. when I landed on the statue over there.
- 296. The people thought
I was the raven messenger
- 297. of the god they worshiped.
- 298. That year, there was a great harvest,
and everyone prospered.
- 299. They thought it was my doing,
- 300. so the following year,
they started this festival in my honor.
- 301. What about the bad year?
- 302. Ah, that was the year
I missed the festival.
- 303. I was off somewhere else.
Probably at home.
- 304. The bad luck had nothing to do with me,
- 305. but everyone thought
they'd displeased me.
- 306. After that, I decided to make the effort
to show myself every year.
- 307. So, if you're not the Great Raven,
what are you?
- 308. - I'm a thunderbird.
- What's a thunderbird?
- 309. Eh, just a bird for the most part.
- 310. But I can do this!
- 311. They seem to like that.
- 312. - He's here!
- Oh, he's here!
- 313. The Great Raven!
- 314. The Great Raven's here!
- 315. The Great Raven!
- 316. It's the Great Raven!
- 317. Restart the parade! Yahoo!
- 318. - It looks like there's a girl on him.
- David, don't be absurd.
- 319. I just saw my mum down there.
- 320. You think you could drop me off?
- 321. Mum!
- 322. Hilda, you're all right!
- 323. Thank you
for everything, Tilda!
- 324. It's Hilda, actu—
What's the point?
- 325. Where are we going?
- 326. Someplace special.
- 327. What a lovely view!
- 328. Alfur! Glad you could join us.
- 329. Mum, he's in your bag.
- 330. I'll sign the paperwork
as soon as we get home.
- 331. Thank you.
- 332. It is a great spot, though.
- 333. How did you know about this?
- 334. This is where I would come
to watch the parade when I was your age.
- 335. I know it might not match
the view you had up there.
- 336. Actually, it's much better.