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…They have no law. They are outcaste. They have no speech of their own, but use the stolen words they overhear when they listen, and peep, and wait above in the branches. Their way is not our way. They are without leaders. They have no remembrance. They boast and chatter and pretend that they are a great people about to do great affairs … but the falling of a nut turns their minds to laughter and all is forgotten…

  

This is from “Kaa’s Hunting” in The Jungle Book.

Baloo, the wise brown bear who teaches Mowgli the Law of the Jungle is telling him about the monkey people, the bandar-log , who are despised as a people without law.


   

   

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