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The Jungle Book

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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

"'Hukm hai (It is an order)"

Are the two JUNGLE BOOKS (1895-96) by Rudyard Kipling for children or for adults? *** I say: for both. My six grandsons and two granddaughters are enthralled when I read to them of Bagheera the panther, Rikki-Tikki-Ravi the mongoose or Mowgli the man-cub raised by Fathe...
Are the two JUNGLE BOOKS (1895-96) by Rudyard Kipling for children or for adults? *** I say: for both. My six grandsons and two granddaughters are enthralled when I read to them of Bagheera the panther, Rikki-Tikki-Ravi the mongoose or Mowgli the man-cub raised by Father and Mother Wolf. And I myself have returned to Kipling after 50 years with renewed enthusiasm for his imagination, wisdom and deft ways to spin great yarns. *** Surprisingly the jungles of THE JUNGLE BOOKS are not just in Central India. They are wild places of Antarctica, Arctica and the great oceans. Kipling's jungles are "what if?" magical lands. They are border spaces where humans and animals are co-exist in varying degrees of noticing one other.What if animals were to communicate among themselves as well as we humans do? What if animals tamed by or captured by humans learned human languages and grasped human motivations? In "Servants of the Queen" we meet and hear the talk of Indian Army work beasts and fighting beasts assembled in the spring of 1885 to impress Abdur Rahman, visiting Amir of Afghanistan, an event personally witnessed and reported by young journalist Kipling. The tale begins: "It had been raining heavily for one whole month -- raining on a camp of thirty thousand men and thousands of camels, elephants, horses, bullocks, and mules all gathered together at a place called Rawal Pindi, to be reviewed by the VIceroy of India." *** Kipling, fortunately for us readers, "knew enough of beast-language -- not wild-beast language, of course, from the natives to know what he (a panicked camel frightened by a bad dream) was saying." We learn how each class of army animal sized up things, how well they had been trained in their various specialties (e.g., mules to haul mountain howitzers up the sides of mountains, cavalry horses to hold formations for their riders, etc.) and what they absorbed from the men their masters. A young mule asked the other beasts why they had to fight at all. "'Because we're told to,'" said the troop-horse with a snort of contempt." "'Orders,'" said an older mule. "'Hukm hai (It is an order),' said the camel with a gurgle." And the elephant and the bullock agreed. But who gives the orders? The man who walks at your head or who rides you! But who gives them orders, asked the young mule? The others agreed that the youngster wanted to know far too much. *** And so it goes in or near world-wide jungles where men and intelligent beasts live not too far apart or, as in the Indian Army, live in symbiosis. Great yarns. Open THE JUNGLE BOOKS at random and judge for yourself! -OOO-

posted by Ausonius on June 12, 2011

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16 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing

This copy was atrocious in editing, spelling, format and anything else I can think of! It appeared to me that it had been copied by someone who didn' t know the English language. Although the price was cheap, it was too much for this copy. There were many cases of wh...
This copy was atrocious in editing, spelling, format and anything else I can think of! It appeared to me that it had been copied by someone who didn' t know the English language. Although the price was cheap, it was too much for this copy. There were many cases of where a capital U was used in stead of double ll, symbols in stead of letters and very few pages without errors and many pages with more than one. Wasted money!

posted by 6732927 on March 12, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Linger

    WRENCH.... There is a part where the guy eats out his arm and pulls out his intestines. I'm playing Zumba on my XBox360... sho...bye for now

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    Posted April 24, 2013

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    Posted April 27, 2013

    Linger

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    Posted April 27, 2013

    Linger

    Handsomeetel 'Hansel & Gretel....'

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    Posted April 24, 2013

    Can i join

    My name is Dash. See my description at dream world res two. (I used to rp Claudia at SL.)

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    Posted April 24, 2013

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    Posted February 8, 2013

    HOBBIT LOVER!!!!!!

    The movie was awesome !!! ( the book was beter though) :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    The jungle book

    I love the book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Great

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

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    Posted May 7, 2012

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    Posted March 23, 2012

    WOW

    You know its realy growing on me ( the good one) p.s. I love wolvs

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