Father Wolf listened, and below in the valley that ran down to a little river he heard the dry, angry, snarly, singsong whine of a tiger
who has caught nothing and does not care if all the jungle knows it.
Chancing to cast his eyes at the fountain, he saw that it did not shift its shape, as formerly, nor looked either like a long-robed man, or a lion, a tiger
, a wolf, or an ass.
The Lame Tiger
had dipped his chin and jowl in the water, and dark, oily streaks were floating from it down-stream.
peanuts and paper pellets at the tigers
, and saying "Hi-yi
Have you not tethered a young kid under a tree, lain above it with your rifle, and waited for the bait to bring up your tiger
The redskins disappear as they have come like shadows, and soon their place is taken by the beasts, a great and motley procession: lions, tigers
, bears, and the innumerable smaller savage things that flee from them, for every kind of beast, and, more particularly, all the man-eaters, live cheek by jowl on the favoured island.
And this is the Hungry Tiger
, the terror of the jungle, who longs to devour fat babies but is prevented by his conscience from doing so.
Time and again the colossal bull tossed the enormous tiger
high into the air, but each time that the huge cat touched the ground he returned to the encounter with apparently undiminished strength, and seemingly increased ire.
Sometimes half the horde would follow from overhead a tiger
or lion that had ventured out in the daytime.
To his amazement, if such a thing be possible in the mental processes of a tiger
, the rear door to his cage was thrown open and left open.
There will be lots of fat babies at the celebration, I hear," remarked the Hungry Tiger
, yawning so that his mouth opened dreadfully wide and showed all his big, sharp teeth; "but of course I can't eat any of 'em.
During his reign he made a royal proclamation for a general assembly of all the birds and beasts, and drew up conditions for a universal league, in which the Wolf and the Lamb, the Panther and the Kid, the Tiger
and the Stag, the Dog and the Hare, should live together in perfect peace and amity.
and monkey as he may be, I am ready to run the risk of being introduced to him.
With the report of his rifle the tiger
stopped short in apparent surprise, then turned and bit savagely at its shoulder for an instant, after which it wheeled again toward Delcarte, issuing the most terrific roars and screams, and launched itself, with incredible speed, toward the brave fellow, who now stood his ground pumping bullets from his automatic rifle as rapidly as the weapon would fire.
Agile and grinning bands of monkeys skipped about in the trees, nor were tigers
wanting in the jungles.