How brave must a deer be? Brave enough to flee from danger, naturally.
Everything frightens Dearie and makes him freeze. When he is faced with danger, real or imagined,
he is unable to move a muscle. His fear becomes a threat to the herd and he is made to leave it.
He must live alone, alone with his fears amidst the dangers that abound all around him.
Dearie is a tale of courage because courage is not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.