Spartan Stories - Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book
||The Jungle Book is a collection of short story adventure masterpieces. The best-known of these stories are the first three revolving around the adventures of an abandoned 'man cub' Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the story of a heroic mongoose, "Toomai of the Elephants", the tale of a young elephant-handler and Kotick, The White Seal seeking for his people a haven where they would be safe from hunters.
||The Jungle Book, The First Jungle Book, The Jungle Book 1, The 1st Jungle Book
||Mowgli, The Jungle Book
||Adventure stories, Savage, India, Jungle, Creatures
||Short Stories Collection, Novel, Mid Length Novel
1. Mowgli's Brothers, 2. Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack, 3. Kaa's Hunting, 4. Road-Song of the Bandar-Log, 5. "Tiger! Tiger!", 6. Mowgli's Song, 7. The Sounding of the Call, 8. Lukannon, 9. "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", 10. Darzee's Chant, 11. Toomai of the Elephants, 12. Shiv and the Grasshopper, 13. Her Majesty's Servants, 14. Parade Song of the Camp Animals
The Jungle Book
Each even-numbered chapter is a poem related to the preceding chapter's story.
10. Darzee's Chant
(Sung in honor of Rikki-tikki-tavi)
Singer and tailor am I-
Doubled the joys that I know-
Proud of my lilt to the sky,
Proud of the house that I sew-
Over and under, so weave I my music-so weave I the house that I
Sing to your fledglings again,
Mother, oh lift up your head!
Evil that plagued us is slain,
Death in the garden lies dead.
Terror that hid in the roses is impotent-flung on the dung-hill
Who has delivered us, who?
Tell me his nest and his name.
Rikki, the valiant, the true,
Tikki, with eyeballs of flame,
Rikk-tikki-tikki, the ivory-fanged, the hunter with eyeballs of
Give him the Thanks of the Birds,
Bowing with tail feathers spread!
Praise him with nightingale words-
Nay, I will praise him instead.
Hear! I will sing you the praise of the bottle-tailed Rikki, with
eyeballs of red!
(Here Rikki-tikki interrupted, and the rest of the song is lost.)
Previous Chapter: 9. "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"
/ Next Chapter: 11. Toomai of the Elephants
Chapters: 1. Mowgli's Brothers
, 2. Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack
, 3. Kaa's Hunting
, 4. Road-Song of the Bandar-Log
, 5. "Tiger! Tiger!"
, 6. Mowgli's Song
, 7. The Sounding of the Call
, 8. Lukannon
, 9. "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"
, 10. Darzee's Chant
, 11. Toomai of the Elephants
, 12. Shiv and the Grasshopper
, 13. Her Majesty's Servants
, 14. Parade Song of the Camp Animals
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