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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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.
For a moment she stood over her dead cubs, Umslopogaas hanging from her mouth, and looked at them as though she wondered; and we hoped that she might let him fall.
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.
Then Shere Khan would flatter them and wonder that such fine young hunters were content to be led by a dying wolf and a man's cub.
Tabaqui came to me not long ago with some rude talk that I was a naked man's cub and not fit to dig pig-nuts.
It was because of this that I paid the price for thee at the Council when thou wast a little naked cub.
It might frighten an older woman, to see a she-painter so near her, with a dead cub by its side.
But the next instant she was warning him away from the cubs with a snarl that was less harsh than usual and that was more apologetic than menacing.
The killing of a polar bear is very dangerous, but thrice dangerous is it, and three times thrice, to kill a mother bear with her cubs.