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6. Mowgli's Song
THAT HE SANG AT THE COUNCIL ROCK WHEN HE
The Song of Mowgli--I, Mowgli, am singing. Let the jungle
Shere Khan said he would kill--would kill! At the gates in the
He ate and he drank. Drink deep, Shere Khan, for when wilt thou
I am alone on the grazing-grounds. Gray Brother, come to me!
Bring up the great bull buffaloes, the blue-skinned herd bulls
Sleepest thou still, Shere Khan? Wake, oh, wake! Here come I,
Rama, the King of the Buffaloes, stamped with his foot. Waters of
He is not Ikki to dig holes, nor Mao, the Peacock, that he should
Ow! He is there. Ahoo! He is there. Under the feet of Rama
Up and kill! Here is meat; break the necks of the bulls!
Hsh! He is asleep. We will not wake him, for his strength is
Alala! I have no cloth to wrap me. The kites will see that I am
Lend me thy coat, Shere Khan. Lend me thy gay striped coat that I
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