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cub

the newborn of a number of animal species as diverse as lion, fox and bear.
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When the grey cub came back to life and again took interest in the far white wall, he found that the population of his world had been reduced.
Then there came a time when the grey cub no longer saw his father appearing and disappearing in the wall nor lying down asleep in the entrance.
Father Wolf waited till his cubs could run a little, and then on the night of the Pack Meeting took them and Mowgli and Mother Wolf to the Council Rock--a hilltop covered with stones and boulders where a hundred wolves could hide.
Then the only other creature who is allowed at the Pack Council--Baloo, the sleepy brown bear who teaches the wolf cubs the Law of the Jungle: old Baloo, who can come and go where he pleases because he eats only nuts and roots and honey--rose upon his hind quarters and grunted.
Baloo has spoken, and he is our teacher for the young cubs.
He grew up with the cubs, though they, of course, were grown wolves almost before he was a child.
The cubs were out, but Mother Wolf, at the back of the cave, knew by his breathing that something was troubling her frog.
And he went to the cave where she lived with Father Wolf, and he cried on her coat, while the four cubs howled miserably.
The lions had returned and found one cub dead and the other gone.
The lion ran first, and as he came he roared; then followed the lioness, but she did not roar, for in her mouth was the cub that Umslopogaas had assegaied in the cave.
As for the lioness, she dropped the dead cub which she was carrying, and took the other into her mouth, for she could not carry both.
Meanwhile, the lioness stood without the fence, the second dead cub in her mouth, for she could not bring herself to leave either of them.