“The others they hate thee because their eyes cannot meet thine; because thou art wise; because thou hast pulled out thorns from their feet—because thou art a man.»
«I did not know these things,» said Mowgli sullenly, and he frowned under his heavy black eyebrows. «What is the Law of the Jungle? Strike first and then give tongue.
By thy very carelessness they know that thou art a man. But be wise. It is in my heart that when Akela misses his next kill—and at each hunt it costs him more to pin the buck—the Pack will turn against him and against thee.”