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The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two   By: (1883-)

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On page 156 are macrons for the letters "o" and "e"; these are represented by [=o] and [=e] respectively. Printer errors have been changed and are listed at the end. The author's spelling has been maintained.

[Illustration: Elephants at Work

From a photograph copyrighted by the Keystone View Co.]

HEATH SUPPLEMENTARY READERS

THE WONDERS OF THE JUNGLE

PRINCE SARATH GHOSH

Book Two

[Illustration]

D. C. HEATH AND COMPANY

BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO ATLANTA DALLAS SAN FRANCISCO LONDON

COPYRIGHT, 1918, BY D. C. HEATH & CO.

3 B 1

PRINTED IN U.S.A.

TO THE CHILDREN

My dear, I am now going to tell you many more Wonders of the Jungle, as I promised to do in Book I.

In that Book, as you will remember, I promised to tell you more about the elephants and about the laws of their herd. So I shall do so now.

Then I shall tell you about some animals which I did not describe in Book I. Among these you may like to know especially about the tiger, the lion, the leopard, and the wolf.

You may like to know how really clever some of these animals are, and how some of them have affections , just as we have.

But while you are reading about them, you must try to think . Then you will understand why these animals do certain things. And that will show how clever you are!

I have used a few new words in this Book. But I am sure you know them already.

Now I shall begin with the laws of the elephants.

CONTENTS

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I. THE ELEPHANT HERD A REPUBLIC 1 The Duties of the President 2 He Must Provide Daily Food 3 He Must Provide Daily Drink 9 He Must Keep Order in the Herd 12 He Must Avoid Danger from Outside 18

II. WAR AND NEUTRALITY IN THE JUNGLE 26 Wise Elephant Leader Avoids War 27 Wise Elephant Leader Keeps Neutral 29 When it is Impossible to Remain Neutral 29

III. THE POLICEMEN OF THE ELEPHANT HERD 31

IV. THE PUNISHMENT OF THE WICKED ELEPHANT 39 The Princes and the Bad Elephant 40 The Trial of the Criminal Elephant as in a Court of Law 55 The Infliction of the Punishment 57 The Rogue Elephant 61 The Brand of the Rogue 63 The Reward of Repentance 64

V. FLESH EATING ANIMALS: THE FELINES, OR THE CAT TRIBE 66 The Feline has Strong Fangs 67 The Feline's Tongue is Rough 68 The Feline's Claws are Retractile 68 The Feline has Padded Paws 71

VI. THE TIGER 73 The Life History of the Tiger Family 78 The Tiger's Family Dinner 83

VII. THE TIGER CUBS' LESSONS 87 Tiger Cubs Learn to Kill Prey, After their Parents have Caught It 88 Tiger Cubs Take Part in Hunt to Catch Prey 90 Tiger Cubs Learn to Catch Prey by Themselves 91

VIII. THE TIGRESS MOTHER'S SPECIAL DUTIES 97 The Truce of the Water Hole 100

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