The gates of the palace of John the Priest were "made of sardius, with the horn of the horned snake
inwrought, so that no man might bring poison within.
I am now teaching him the Master Words of the Jungle that shall protect him with the birds and the Snake People, and all that hunt on four feet, except his own pack.
Then he turned aside to tell Bagheera how he had begged the Master Words from Hathi the Wild Elephant, who knows all about these things, and how Hathi had taken Mowgli down to a pool to get the Snake Word from a water-snake, because Baloo could not pronounce it, and how Mowgli was now reasonably safe against all accidents in the jungle, because neither snake, bird, nor beast would hurt him.
Here the Snakes
and Flatheads joined with the white hunters in a successful hunt, that soon filled the camp with provisions.
A snake in the bosom--that's all," answered Roderick Elliston.
Nothing else, dear master," replied Scipio, "only that the doctor gave you a powder, and that the snake leaped out upon the floor.
But I don't suppose we have any snakes
of the kind in this cold climate--I daresay an ordinary one will do.
The fall through leafy branches and the dizzy heights; the snakes
that struck at me as I dodged and leaped away in chattering flight; the wild dogs that hunted me across the open spaces to the timber--these were terrors concrete and actual, happenings and not imaginings, things of the living flesh and of sweat and blood.
Well, one thing he made me do was to buy a snake
and a monkey.
This species of snake
is not poisonous, and kills its prey by crushing it to death, making it into a pulpy mass, with scarcely a bone left unbroken, after which it swallows its meal.
A hunt after hunters Hungry times A voracious repast Wintry weather Godin's River Splendid winter scene on the great Lava Plain of Snake
River Severe travelling and tramping in the snow Manoeuvres of a solitary Indian horseman Encampment on Snake
River Banneck Indians The horse chief His charmed life.
So I blay snake
against monkey, and he keep quite still.
Skin-changing always makes a snake
moody and depressed till the new skin begins to shine and look beautiful.
ONE WINTER a Farmer found a Snake
stiff and frozen with cold.
Of all their enemies there was none they gave a wider berth than they gave Histah, the snake