2007-01-19 : The Jungle Books
Hey, who here has read Kipling's Jungle Books, as an adult?
They're so good they make my nose bleed.
I'd never read the second one before, I'm just finishing it now. The stories in it, holy crap. There's one where a hundred-year-old 35-foot crocodile is boasting to a jackal and a scavenger bird. He boasts that he's the god of his village - they throw wreaths of flowers at him whenever they see him. He calls Indians "my people." He boasts about how many of his people he's murdered and eaten over the years. Then he tells about a time when he didn't have to kill, because there were always dead Englishmen floating down the river. "I got my girth in that year," he says. After that came a time when the dead Englishmen stopped coming, and so many of his people floated dead down the river that he - he! - became frightened, and lost his appetite.
And I'm sitting there with blood dripping out of my nose, no kidding.
Okay, kidding, but still.
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