By the bull that bought me, I do not know! That thing has killed six times in a night. Let him go out no more.
This is a collection of classic stories about Mowgli, a boy who is saved from a tiger as a baby and raised by wolves in the wilds of India. He learns the ways of the jungle from many teachers including Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther and Gray Brother, a wolf. He also has an enemy, Shere Khan the tiger. After many attempts Mowgli finally defeats him in the story Mowgli’s Brothers. My favorite story is called “The King’s Ankus.” It is a story about a golden object left in the jungle and found by thieves. As Mowgli follows their trail, he finds that all the men kill each other for the possession of this object. Along with the fables about the animals of the jungle, Kipling has also included poems in the book which are enjoyable.
Check the BPL catalog for this title: The Jungle Book