* Near the very end: "I'd hoped there was an island somewhere," said Dangerous Beans. "A place where rats could really be rats."
* When Maurice and Dangerous Beans [[spoiler:die.]]
* The discovery of what's staining the trickle of water on the cellar floor red. [[spoiler: It's the ''Mr. Bunnsy'' book, abandoned in a puddle because Peaches and Dangerous Beans have lost faith in it.]]