… the wolf checked in midspring. He made his bound before he saw what it was he was jumping at, and then he tried to stop himself…
‘Man!’ he snapped. ‘A man’s cub. Look!’
Directly in front of him, holding on by a low branch, stood a naked brown baby who could just walk—as soft and as dimpled a little atom as ever came to a wolf’s cave at night. He looked up into Father Wolf’s face, and laughed.
This is from “Mowgli’s Brothers” in The Jungle Book.
Pursued by Shere Khan, the lame tiger, little Mowgli has found his way to the cave of a family of wolves. It is the first of many life-changing adventures.