This is what Despereaux finds in the castle library when his sister takes him there to teach him to eat bindings.
The rat, Botticelli, wears this and often swings it around when he is talking to someone.
This is what Roscuro steals from a prisoner who was brought into the dungeon.
This is what Roscuro wears on his head after the death of the queen to remind himself of his heartbreak.
This is what the mice mark their condemned with, tied around their necks.
Spool of Thread
This is what Despereaux takes into the dungeon in hopes of using it to help him find his way back to the light.
This is what Gregory has around his ankle so that he will not lose his way in the dungeon.
This is what the threadmaster gives Despereaux to use...
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