Rudyard Kipling

The White Seal Part Two

The second and final part of Kipling’s story from the Jungle Book. The White Seal has gone in search of the Sea Cow who can tell him of a land never visited by humans.

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The White Seal Part One

A white seal his horrified to learn that seals are hunted and killed by humans for their skins. He is determined to find a place where seals can live without fear of being hunted.

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The Cat that Walked by Himself

Kipling’s Just So story, set when people still lived in caves: a clever woman makes a bargain with a clever cat – who will win out? Why cats are so independent and drink bowls of milk, while other animals earn their place by the fire.

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Rikki-tikki-tavi Part Two

The plucky Indian Mongoose defends an English family from the evil cobras, Nag and Nagaina. The climax on the veranda where Nagaina confronts the family at breakfast is one of the most thrilling in children’s literature.

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Rikki-tikki-tavi Part One

This fabulous story from the Jungle Book is about a mongoose who is adopted by an English family in India. He resolutely defends the boy Teddy from the deadly cobra, Nag, and his wicked wife Nagaina.

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The Elephant’s Child

The Elephant’s Child from the Just So Stories of Rudyard Kipling tells the story of how the elephant got its trunk. Set on he banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River in Africa.

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