The Second Jungle Book
, written by Rudyard Kipling
. The continued saga of Mowgli
, plus a few other stories. See also The Jungle Book
Table of Contents
- How Fear Came
- A Mowgli story. The story begins during a drought,
during which the Water Truce was called. Then Hathi
tells the story of the first days of the jungle, and the first
death and the first killing and the first meeting of Man.
- The Law of the Jungle
- A translation into verse of a few of the laws of the jungle
that apply to wolves.
- The Miracle of Purun Bhagat
- Not a Mowgli story. The story of Purun Dass, a high caste brahmin,
and Purun Bhagat, a beggar and holy man.
- A Song of Kabir
- A short verse about The Miracle of Purun Bhagat
- Letting in the Jungle
- A Mowgli story, picking up just after Tiger! Tiger!.
The man pack pisses off the jungle, and the jungle removes
the man village. Completely.
- Mowgli's Song against People
- Just what the title says.
- The Undertakers
- Not a Mowgli story. About the jackals who are the undertakers
of the jungle.
- A Ripple Song
- A short verse about The Undertakers.
- The King's Ankus
- A Mowgli story. Kaa and Mowgli take a bejeweled ankus
from the White Cobra that guards an ancient treasure horde.
Within a few hours, various men get ahold of it, always killing the
one that had it before. Six men die before Mowgli brings it back
to the White Cobra.
- The Song of the Little Hunter
- Verse about fear in the jungle.
- Not a Mowgli story. This is a story of
people in the arctic, a boy and his dog,
their adventures and their fights against the elements.
- Angutivaun Taina
- A very free translation of the Song of the Returning
Hunter, from Quiquern's people.
- Red Dog
- A Mowgli story. When the huge pack of wild dogs
comes into your area, the only thing to do is run away.
Under Mowgli's leadership, the pack is defeated with the help
of Kaa, the black bees and the wolf pack. My personal favorite
of the Mowgli stories.
- Chil's Song
- What Chil the Kite sang when the great fight against the Red Dogs
- The Spring Running
- A Mowgli story. Mowgli is about seventeen, and it is again
The Time of New Talk (i.e. mating season). Although Mowgli
has it all, he is discontent to the extent that he thinks he
must have eaten poison. After many failed attempts to cheer himself
up, the words of the wise of the jungle are shown to be true :
Man goes to Man at the last.
- The Outsong
- This is the song that Mowgli heard behind him in the Jungle till
he came to Messua's door again. One verse each from Baloo,
Kaa and Bagheera, and one more from the three together.