The Taming of the Jungle

Author: Dr. C.W. Doyle
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 34,145 / 100 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.6
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 458
Added to site: 2011.10.02 30837
Genre: Adventure

An adventure that takes place on the foothills of the Himalayas.

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few nights after the finding in the jungle of Biroo, the little chamar (tanner), by Ram Deen, who drove the mail-cart from Lal Kooah, the notables of Kaladoongie were gathered round a fire in front of the police-station. The Thanadar (chief of police), as befitted his rank and dignity, sat cross-legged on his charpoi, smoking gravely, whilst the rest of the company squatted on their heels, after the manner of the natives of India, passing a hookah round the circle and discussing in a desultory fashion the current events of that section of the Terai.

A faint bugle-note far off in the jungle announced the approach of the mail-cart, and soon after the distant rumble of the wheels was heard as Ram Deen drove over the Bore bridge. When he was within a quarter of a mile of the village he blew a brave blast, and presently dashed up at full speed into the firelight, Biroo standing between his knees, and a huge pariah dog bounding along by the side of the cart. Soon after Ram Deen, followed by Biroo and the bi

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