Then something woke you, didn't it? Was it a dream? What was it?
I heard a strange noise.
What was it?
It was screaming.
Some kind of screaming. Like a child's voice.
What did you do?
I went downstairs.
I crept up into the barn.
I was so scared to look inside, but I had to.
What did you see, Clarice? What did you see?
They were screaming.
They were slaughtering the spring rabbits?
And they were screaming.
- And you ran away? - No. First I tried to free them.
I opened the gate to their hutch, but they wouldn't hop.
They just stood there, confused. They wouldn't hop.
But you could - and you did, didn't you?
Yes. I took one rabbit and I ran away as fast as I could.
- Where were you going, Clarice? - I don't know. I didn't have any food,
any water and it was very cold, very cold.
I thought if I could save just one, but...
He was so heavy.
I didn't get more than a few miles when the sheriff's car picked me up.
The rancher was so angry, he sent me to live at the orphanage in Bozeman.
I never saw the ranch again.
What became of your rabbit, Clarice?
- He killed him. - You still wake up sometimes, don't you?
Wake up in the dark
and hear the screaming of the rabbits?
Quote from Silence of the Rabbits