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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.

8. A Ripple Song

Once a ripple came to land
     In the golden sunset burning--
Lapped against a maiden's hand,
     By the ford returning.

Dainty foot and gentle breast--
     Here, across, be glad and rest.
"Maiden, wait," the ripple saith.
     "Wait awhile, for I am Death!"

"Where my lover calls I go--
     Shame it were to treat him coldly--
'Twas a fish that circled so,
     Turning over boldly."

Dainty foot and tender heart,
     Wait the loaded ferry-cart.
"Wait, ah, wait!" the ripple saith;
     "Maiden, wait, for I am Death!"

"When my lover calls I haste--
     Dame Disdain was never wedded!"
Ripple-ripple round her waist,
     Clear the current eddied.

Foolish heart and faithful hand,
     Little feet that touched no land.
Far away the ripple sped,
     Ripple--ripple--running red!

Previous Chapter: 7. The Undertakers / Next Chapter: 9. The King's Ankus

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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