Chapter 14: The Bridge: Part 4: Last Time, Last Chance.
Humphrey turned to the den once more, took a deep breath of courage, then entered.
As he stepped inside, he found exactly what he had expected to see.
There, standing only six feet away from him, was his father.
He had spent such a great amount of time trying to forget his image that he had to remind himself whom it was that he saw before him, and as he saw that stern, grey face, and those empty, yellow eyes, the memories came flooding back to him and his blood became ice in his veins, but he had to show him that he was not afraid, so he put on a bold face.
But when his father saw this, he sneered and moved until he was only inches away.
"Save the courageous act for someone who will actually buy it," he said dryly and tried to step on Humphrey's tail, but Humphrey was ready for it and moved out of the way.
"You don't scare me anymore," he said, though his voice quivered slightly.