Teaser Tuesday: Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten
January 06, 2015
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
•Grab your current read.
•Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. (I tend to go over this limit a LOT!)
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Good morning, and welcome to my first Teaser Tuesday post for 2015! This week I'm teasing one of my all-time favourite childhood reads: Bambi, A Life in the Woods by Felix Salten. While I'm not actually reading this book right now (I'm still reading The Curiosity which I teased a couple weeks ago), I was inspired to pick it up and just thumb through it while I was repairing my faux deer head and contemplating his name. Initially I considered naming him Bambi, but then I remembered that Bambi was a strong, feisty little thing that grew to become The Great Prince of the Forest (at least according to the Disney version). He would not end up a mounted head in someone's den (or, in this case, bedroom!), But, I remembered, there was a tragic little deer in the original book - Faline's brother Gobo - who could easily become wall decor. And, so I've named my little golden faux deer head Gobo.
Anyway, I digress. Here are my teasers from page 138:
Everyone was silent. The old stag looked at Gobo for a long time, piercingly and sadly.
"You poor thing!" he said softly at last, and turned and was gone.