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  Spartan Stories - Rudyard Kipling - The Second Jungle Book 

Category: Rudyard Kipling, Stories, Public Domain, Adventure stories, Savage, India, Jungle, Creatures, Mowgli, The Jungle Book, Short Stories Collection, Novel, Mid Length Novel

Short description The Second Jungle Book is a collection of short story adventure masterpieces. It features five stories about Mowgli and three unrelated stories "The Miracle of Purun Bhagat", "The Undertakers" and "Quiquern", all but one set in India, most of which Kipling wrote while living in Vermont. This book is less well-known than the original.
Writers Rudyard Kipling
Names The Second Jungle Book, The Jungle Book 2, The 2nd Jungle Book
Last Update 2010
Age 6+
Series Mowgli, The Jungle Book
Type Adventure stories, Savage, India, Jungle, Creatures
Domain Public Domain
Score unrated
Length Short Stories Collection, Novel, Mid Length Novel
Chapters 1. How Fear Came, 2. The Law of the Jungle, 3. The Miracle of Purun Bhagat, 4. A Song of Kabir, 5. Letting In the Jungle, 6. Mowgli's Song Against People, 7. The Undertakers, 8. A Ripple Song, 9. The King's Ankus, 10. The Song of the Little Hunter, 11. Quiquern, 12. "Angutivaun Taina", 13. Red Dog, 14. Chil's Song, 15. The Spring Running, 16. Chil's Song

The Second Jungle Book

Each even-numbered chapter is a poem related to the preceding chapter's story.

10. The Song of the Little Hunter


Ere Mor the Peacock flutters, ere the Monkey-People cry,
     Ere Chil the Kite swoops down a furlong sheer,
Through the Jungle very softly flits a shadow and a sigh--
     He is Fear, O Little Hunter, he is Fear!
Very softly down the glade runs a waiting, watching shade,
     And the whisper spreads and widens far and near;
And the sweat is on thy brow, for he passes even now--
     He is Fear, O Little Hunter, he is Fear!

Ere the moon has climbed the mountain,ere the rocks are ribbed with light,
     When the downward-dipping trails are dank and drear,
Comes a breathing hard behind thee--snuffle-snuffle through the night--
     It is Fear, O Little Hunter, it is Fear!
On thy knees and draw the bow; bid the shrilling arrow go;
     In the empty, mocking thicket plunge the spear;
But thy hands are loosed and weak, and the blood has left thy cheek--
     It is Fear, O Little Hunter, it is Fear!

When the heat-cloud sucks the tempest, when the slivered pine-trees fall,
     When the blinding, blaring rain-squalls lash and veer;
Through the war-gongs of the thunder rings a voice more loud than all--
     It is Fear, O Little Hunter, it is Fear!
Now the spates are banked and deep; now the footless boulders leap--
     Now the lightning shows each littlest leaf-rib clear--
But thy throat is shut and dried, and thy heart against thy side
     Hammers: Fear, O Little Hunter--this is Fear!

Previous Chapter: 9. The King's Ankus / Next Chapter: 11. Quiquern

Chapters: 1. How Fear Came, 2. The Law of the Jungle, 3. The Miracle of Purun Bhagat, 4. A Song of Kabir, 5. Letting In the Jungle, 6. Mowgli's Song Against People, 7. The Undertakers, 8. A Ripple Song, 9. The King's Ankus, 10. The Song of the Little Hunter, 11. Quiquern, 12. "Angutivaun Taina", 13. Red Dog, 14. Chil's Song, 15. The Spring Running, 16. Chil's Song

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Homer - Iliad Homer - Odyssey Jack London - The Call of the Wild
Jack London - White Fang Robert E. Howard - Lord of Samarcand Robert E. Howard - The Beast from the Abyss
Robert E. Howard - The Bull Dog Breed Robert E. Howard - The Hyena Robert E. Howard - The Valley of the Worm
Rudyard Kipling - In the Rukh Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling - The Second Jungle Book
Virgil - Aeneid

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