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…The pig – who, of course, will go to the ends of the earth for a full meal – moved first by companies, scuffling over the rocks, and the deer followed, with the little wild foxes that live on the dead and dying of the herds; and the heavy shouldered nilghai moved parallel with the deer, and the wild buffaloes of the swamps came after the nilghai…

  

This is from ‘Letting in the Jungle’ in ‘The Second Jungle Book’.

Mowgli seeks revenge on the villagers who had planned to kill Messua, the woman who had taken him in, and driven out Mowgli himself. His plan is to let in the jungle on the village, and wipe it off the face of the earth. The first step is to drive in the wild pig and deer and buffaloes to destroy the village’s crops.


   

   

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