The junggle book


Feb 13, 2017
Story Description Epigrammatic poem
Mowgli's Brothers A boy is raised by Indian wolves in the Indian jungle with the help of Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther, and then has to fight the tiger Shere Khan. This story has also been published as a short book in its own right: Night-Song in the Jungle. "Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack"
Kaa's Hunting This story takes place before Mowgli fights Shere Khan. When Mowgli is abducted by the Bandar-logs, Baloo and Bagheera set out to rescue him with the aid of Chil the kite and Kaa the python. "Road Song of the Bandar-Log"
Tiger! Tiger! Mowgli returns to the human village and is adopted by Messua and her husband who believe him to be their long-lost son Nathoo. But he has trouble adjusting to human life, and Shere Khan still wants to kill him. The story's title is taken from the poem "The Tyger" by William Blake. "Mowgli's Song"
The White Seal Kotick, a rare white-furred northern fur seal, searches for a new home for his people, where they will not be hunted by humans. Many names in the story are Russian, as the Pribilof Islands had been bought (with Alaska) by the United States in 1867, and Kipling had access to books about the islands.[6] "Lukannon"
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Rikki-Tikki the mongoose defends a human family living in India against a pair of cobras. This story has also been published as a short book. "Darzee's Chaunt"
Toomai of the Elephants Toomai, a ten-year-old boy who helps to tend working elephants, is told that he will never be a full-fledged elephant-handler until he has seen the elephants dance. This story has also been published as a short book. "Shiv and the Grasshopper"
Her Majesty's Servants[a] On the night before a military parade, a British soldier eavesdrops on a conversation between the camp animals. "Parade-Song of the Camp Animals" is set to the tunes of several well-known songs.