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He turned twice or thrice in a big circle, weaving his head from right to left. Then he began making loops and figures of eight with his body, and soft oozy triangles that melted into squares and five-sided figures, and coiled mounds, never resting, never hurrying, and never stopping his low humming song. It grew darker and darker …


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

Kaa, the big rock-python, has rescued Mowgli from the Bandar-log, the pack of monkeys who had captured him and carried him off to Cold Lairs, the ruined city deep in the jungle.

Now, before the terrified Bandar-log, he is dancing the Dance of the Hunger of Kaa.