Mig's father trades her for a red cloth, cigarrates, and a hen.
Mig's "uncle" gives her a clout to the ear.
Mig sees Princess Pea and waves to her.
Mig decides she wants to become a princess after she saw "Human stars"
Roscuro listens to Botticelli about life while he hyptnotized Roscuro.
Botticelli tells Roscuro to go torture the prisoner.
Roscuro takes the prisoner's red cloth.
Roscuro leaves the dungeon to find light.
The Queen dies because she realizes that Roscuro fell in her soup.
Roscuro falls into the Queen's soup when Princess Pea called out rat.
A mouse named Despereaux is born.
Roscuro goes back to the dungeon.
A soldier takes Mig to the castle.
Antoinette is disappointed in her son because he is little and skinny.
Miggery gives thread to Princess Pea, but before that she cursties and trips.
Despereaux's sister, Merlot, tries to teach him how to nibble on paper but instead he reads it.
Miggery is sent to the dungeon by Cook to give Gregory his food.
Despereaux sits at the foot of the king and listens to the music being played from the king's guitar
Roscuro plots revenge to Princess Pea
Miggery Sow goes down to the dungeon and sings a song.
Despereaux talks to Princess Pea.
Gregory tells Mig to stay away from the rats.
Lester calls The Mouse Council.
Mig meets Roscuro who is going to "help" her become a princess.
Desoereaux falls for Princess Pea.
They have decied to send Despereaux to the rats.
The Mouse Council commands Furlough to bring Despereaux.
Once Despereaux gets there, The Mouse Council starts asking him questions about letting the human touch him.
Despereaux gets a red thread around his neck to symbolize death, or blood
Despereaux gets a goodbye from his mother, Antoinette.
While going through the dungeon, Despereaux finds out that one of the mice is his brother, who is escorting him to the dungeon.
Despereaux tries to be brave, but while reviewing the story, a large voice mocks him, and he faints.
Despereaux meets a man named Gregory who has been in the dungeon for many years. Gregory helps him out.
Mig cuts off Despereaux tail when he escapes from the dungeon in Gregorys napkin.
Despereaux falls asleep and dreams of a knight in shining armor. He thinks that there is no happily ever after, but the knight knows him. Despereaux does know him since the knight is himself.
Roscuro takes Mig to Princess Pea's room and gets ready for the plan before they enter in her room.
Before Mig and Roscuro take her away to the dungeon, she licks her lips to remember the taste of the soup her mother loves.
Roscuro and Mig take her to the dungeon, deep down.
They have discovered Princess Pea is missing once sun rosed.
Despereaux's father begged for forgiveness, and of course Despereaux forgave him when he entered The Mouse Council.
Despereaux goes to the King to tell him that he knows where Princess Pea is, but instead he doesn't believe him still cries.
The threadmaster gives Despereaux a spool of thread and a needle.
Despereaux sees Cook cooking soup.
Cook discovers Despereaux's ears and just laughs.
Cook gives Despreaux some soup since he can't tell anyone that Cook is making some soup.
Roscuro and Botticelli smell soup, oil, flour, and mouse blood.
Despereaux runs into Botticelli and takes hold of his tail so he can lead him to Princess Pea.
Botticelli leads Despereaux to a group of rats and then light,
Miggery starts to cry because Roscuro tells her the truth. She also wants her mother back.
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Despereaux arrives just in time.
Princess Pea calls out Despereaux's name and he realized that she is everything to him. Then Miggery gets the knife and somehow misses when she brings the knife down to save Despereaux.
Miggery cuts Roscuro's tail off. Of course, Roscuro starts to cry. Botticelli and the other rats smell mouse blood,bones, tears, and love. Roscuro explains why he wanted the princess. He wanted her beauty for light. Princess Pea said they can go back upstairs for soup.
Roscuro is allowed in the castle at anytime. He can go back and forth, to the dungeon then to the castle. Miggery was with her father again, who treated her like a princess. Of course Despereuax and Princess Pea didn't get married, but they became real good friends.