Rudyard Kipling quote about weakness from The Jungle Book - The reason the beasts give among themselves is that Man is the weakest and most defenseless of all living things, and it is unsportsmanlike to touch him.
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The reason the beasts give among themselves is that Man is the weakest and most defenseless of all living things, and it is unsportsmanlike to touch him.
 Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book (1894). copy citation

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Author Rudyard Kipling
Source The Jungle Book
Topic weakness man animal
Date 1894
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/236/236-h/236-h.htm

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“The real reason for this is that man-killing means, sooner or later, the arrival of white men on elephants, with guns, and hundreds of brown men with gongs and rockets and torches. Then everybody in the jungle suffers. The reason the beasts give among themselves is that Man is the weakest and most defenseless of all living things, and it is unsportsmanlike to touch him. They say too—and it is true—that man-eaters become mangy, and lose their teeth.
The purr grew louder, and ended in the full-throated «Aaarh!» of the tiger's charge.
Then there was a howl—an untigerish howl—from Shere Khan.” source

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