Downy Feathers

Falcon Chick

When I awoke my eyes opened on two gray eyes in a white stroobly head. Small pinfeathers were sticking out of the stroobly down, like feathers in an Indian quiver. The blue beak curled down in a snarl and up in a smile.

โ€œOh, Frightful,โ€ I said, โ€œyou are a raving beauty.โ€

My Side of the Mountain
Jean Craighead George

George, Jean Craighead - My Side of the Mountain