Animals At Work And Play; Their Activities And Emotions

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byCharles John Cornish

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... ANIMAL COURAGE Nothing in his inimitable series of pictures of the wild life of India, from the animals' point of view, is more thrilling or better told than the triumph of Mowgli over the red dogs of the Deccan, which Mr Rudyard Kipling has reserved for the climax of his epic of the Jungle. Nothing could be more vivid than the words in which he depicts the terrors of all the beasts at the tidings of the invasion of the 'Dhole,' the stratagem which brings them into the stronghold of the 'busy, furious, black wild bees--the "Little People of the Rocks " '--or their destruction by the awakening of the 'clotted millions' of the sleeping insects. But it is not the climax which might have been expected by those less familiar than the writer with the natural history and native lore of the Indian peninsula. That the most courageous creatures of the jungle should be dogs, and these of no great size or very formidable appearance, seems at first hardly creditable; yet there is abundant evidence to prove that, from the animals' point of view, Mr Rudyard Kipling is right. The story has this additional attraction, that of all the commoner animals of Asia, none is so little known and is the subject of so little detailed information as the wild dog, though none has left a stronger impression on the fancy and fears of the natives. It has been extinct in Europe for centuries. Yet alone, of all vanished creatures, it still survives in legend, and there is no wild district of the forests of Central and Northern Europe where tales of the ghostly pack of wild hounds, intent and unremitting in the chase, are not part of the tradition of the woodman's hut. The place of the wild dogs in the imagination of the jungle dwellers may be gathered from Mr Kipling's story. But they have...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... ANIMAL COURAGE Nothing in his inimitable series of pictures of the wild life of India, from the animals' point of view, is mor...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217778704

ISBN - 13:9780217778701

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