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The Jungle Baby

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Language: English
Wordcount: 2,921 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 657
Added to site: 2007.02.27
mnybks.net#: 16147
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
Excerpt

Bab-ba's Father was an English Officer in India, and they lived in a beautiful white house on the Simla Hills, with a big verandah running all around it. Round about the verandah was a garden, and outside the garden the jungle stretched for miles and miles, and in the jungle were all sorts of beasts and birds.

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Little Bab-ba used to play on the verandah with his pets, Mioux-Mioux, the cat, and Wooff-Wooff, the dog, and they both loved him very dearly. Mioux-Mioux never scratched him when he accidentally pulled her tail, although

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2014.08.08
Paulo Respighi
***..

The story seems to be designed to read to children at bedtime. It is set in India, and the characters are a white youngster and various animals with cute names. The snake tricks the child into the jungle where the animals will eat it.
It's pretty mild stuff, and good if you want to indoctrinate your kids into trusting animals that will kill them.


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