Male: Stupid god damn...
Male 2: Oh?
Male 3: This is ridiculous. Stupid rats, plague...elixir. Bunch of crap.
Male 4: What was that?
Male 5: To arms! Get around him!
Male 6: Flank him! Rush him!
Male 7: Watch it!
Male 8: Help! Damn you!
Female: Wait...did you touch the door handle to Doctor Galvani's lab?
Male 9: Yeah. I think so.
Female: The you have to scrub. The rats get their vital essences everywhere. The doctor said.
Male 9: Vital essences? Does that mean [inaudible 00:04:12]?
Female: I think so. So your hands need scrubbing. You're unclean.
Male 9: Unclean? That's nonsense. Can't we just...
Female: No! I told you. With rubbing alcohol or white vinegar.
Male 9: All right, all right. What does he do in there all day? Ambrose says he breeds rats to carry the plague.
Female: Your friends are ignorant. The doctor's a brilliant man. If anyone can save this city, it's him.
Male 9: The Royal Physician is going to save us. I hear his new elixir is twice as good...
Female: And I don't understand how Galvani can admire Sokolov. Royal Physician or not, I hear [inaudible 00:04:49] superstitious philanderer, who spends more time with prostitutes than he does in the lab...
Male 9: Is this what it's going to be like when we're married? It is, isn't it?
Female: I hope not. I'm telling you now, I don't have the endurance for it.
Galvani: Obviously, the plague rat is distinct from the ordinary rat. But in what respect? It's size, and the coarseness of it's fur...and I believe, in intelligence. Although the experiments, they are not complete. Coriander's zoological survey describes only the ordinary rat, which means plague rats have only been here for five or seven years, at most. This was not a gradual migration. Could they have been introduced on purpose? Perhaps, by a foreign power.