How the news of Little Skunk's stubbed toe grows in going from one to another animal has somewhat the sound of the sky falling on Chicken Little; but instead of being abashed at finding a caterpillar on a rock, not a monster behind it (said monster having supposedly attacked Little Skunk), Hooting Owl and Prickly Porcupine and the rest are apologetic. ""We just made the story we heard a little more exciting. We didn't mean any harm."" So stuffy, so matter-of-fact and meek do they become (scurrying off to right what they overran) that the wild exaggeration is cut down. The assemblage of forest animals remains an attraction.