The deer's unusual fearlessness, its whiteness, and the position of the horn evoke associations of the unicorn, an ancient legendary and biblical figure emblematic of rareness, innate strength, tirelessness, innocence, purity, intractableness, and untamableness
(Numbers 23:22, Job 39:9-10).
I grow savager and savager every day, as if fed on raw meat, and my tameness is only the repose of untamableness
. I dream of looking abroad summer and winter, with free gaze, from some mountain-side, while my eyes revolve in an Egyptian slime of health,--I to be nature looking into nature with such easy sympathy as the blue-eyed grass in the meadow looks in the face of the sky.