Quotes Red Dog


‘I have seen all the dead seasons,’ Kaa said at last, ‘and the great trees and the old elephants, and the rocks that were bare and sharp-pointed ere the moss grew. Art thou still alive, Manling?’


This is from “Red Dog”  in The Second Jungle Book, a lesson how to deal wuth aggressive invaders.

Mowgl’s  wolved are threatened by a big pack of dholes, wild red dolls,  dangerous fighters and killers.  Mowgli  is considering how they can be beaten. At ease in a rock pool he  has asked  Kaa, the great rock-python, who is thinking back over his many uears.

He tells Mowgli to lead the dholes into a gorge above the river, which  for generation has been the  home of wild bees.. and where no animals are safe. This he does, and many of them perish.  There follows a great fight in which Akela  is killed, but the dholes are driven out.