cub


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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.
At first, the cubs whimpered and cried, but for the most part they slept.
A muffled roar came up from behind the rocks--the voice of Shere Khan crying: "The cub is mine.
Now, the Law of the Jungle lays down that if there is any dispute as to the right of a cub to be accepted by the Pack, he must be spoken for by at least two members of the Pack who are not his father and mother.
O Akela, and ye the Free People," he purred, "I have no right in your assembly, but the Law of the Jungle says that if there is a doubt which is not a killing matter in regard to a new cub, the life of that cub may be bought at a price.
I cried at last, "let the cub go before the lions come to rend us
And suddenly he seized the head of the cub and twisted its neck; then threw it on to the ground, and added, "See, now I have done your bidding, my father
The lions had returned and found one cub dead and the other gone.
He shall make the ground to open under thy feet, and the creeper to twist about thy neck, and the tree-trunks to grow together about thee higher than thou canst leap, and at the last he shall take thy hide to wrap his cubs when they are cold.
The eyes of the monster and the kneeling maiden met for an instant, when the former stooped to examine her fallen foe; next, to scent her luckless cub.
It might frighten an older woman, to see a she-painter so near her, with a dead cub by its side.