Woodchuck stumbles upon a large, dry cave and decides it would be the perfect meeting place for a special club. Badger, Fox, and Rabbit agree, but the group has to struggle a bit with the difference between being special and needlessly excluding whoever wants to join. Their arrangement is tested, and the club emerges stronger for the experience.
“‘Can we make it a clubhouse?’ Fox asked.
‘Not just a clubhouse,’ Woodchuck smiled, ‘a very special clubhouse. You know, the kind you get invited to join.’
‘Who would do the inviting,’ Badger asked, suddenly a little uneasy.
‘We would,’ Woodchuck said, smiling again. – ‘I thought we could call it ‘The Den Club’ because so many of our friends live in dens.’
‘But,’ Fox pointed out, ‘we also have friends who don’t live in dens.'”