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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.

12. "Angutivaun Taina"


(This is a very free translation of the Song of the Returning Hunter, as the men used to sing it after seal-spearing. The Inuit always repeat things over and over again.)


Our gloves are stiff with the frozen blood,
     Our furs with the drifted snow,
As we come in with the seal--the seal!
     In from the edge of the floe.

Au jana! Aua! Oha! Haq!
     And the yelping dog-teams go,
And the long whips crack, and the men come back,
     Back from the edge of the floe!

We tracked our seal to his secret place,
     We heard him scratch below,
We made our mark, and we watched beside,
     Out on the edge of the floe.

We raised our lance when he rose to breathe,
     We drove it downward--so!
And we played him thus, and we killed him thus,
     Out on the edge of the floe.

Our gloves are glued with the frozen blood,
     Our eyes with the drifting snow;
But we come back to our wives again,
     Back from the edge of the floe!

Au jana! Aua! Oha! Haq!
     And the loaded dog-teams go,
And the wives can hear their men come back.
     Back from the edge of the floe!

Previous Chapter: 11. Quiquern / Next Chapter: 13. Red Dog

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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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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