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6. Mowgli's Song (continued)
By the Bull that bought me I made a promise--a little promise.
With the knife, with the knife that men use, with the knife of the
Waters of the Waingunga, Shere Khan gives me his coat for the love
The Man Pack are angry. They throw stones and talk child's talk.
Through the night, through the hot night, run swiftly with me, my
Waters of the Waingunga, the Man-Pack have cast me out. I did
Wolf Pack, ye have cast me out too. The jungle is shut to me and
As Mang flies between the beasts and birds, so fly I between the
I dance on the hide of Shere Khan, but my heart is very heavy. My
These two things fight together in me as the snakes fight in the
I am two Mowglis, but the hide of Shere Khan is under my feet.
All the jungle knows that I have killed Shere Khan. Look--look
Ahae! My heart is heavy with the things that I do not understand.
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