He came into the world in the middle of the thicket, in one of those little, hidden forest glades which seem to be entirely open but are screened in on all sides. There was very little room in it, scarcely enough for him and his mother.
"What a lovely child!" cried the magpie.
"Well, this is quite an occasion," the owl remarked to all who had gathered. "Isn’t every day a prince is born." He looked to the mother who gently caressed her little one. “You’re to be congratulated.”
— Bambi: A Life In The Woods, by Felix Salten.
[Artwork by Kirk Reinert.]