If you doubt my friendship, I will prove it to you by going into the tree above your village and driving Sheeta back into the jungle before he leaps among you.
Then the voice of an old man came out of the quiet of the village street.
So it was that now, as he cautiously approached the village of Mbonga, he was quite prepared either to kill or be killed should he be discovered.
From this almost impenetrable bower above the village he crouched, looking down upon the scene below him, wondering over every feature of this new, strange life.
He came on behalf of his companions, to arrange the manner of making their entrance into the village and of receiving the chiefs; for everything of the kind is a matter of grave ceremonial among the Indians.
All hands embarked at an early hour, and set forward for the village.
The man looked at him, looked at the village
in the hollow, at the mill, and at the prison on the crag.
And he has also left other directions which the clergy of the village
say should not and must not be obeyed because they savour of paganism.
He could smell things as very few human beings could, but he had never reached the hair-trigger-like sensitiveness of a Jungle nose; and his three months in the smoky village
had set him back sadly.
Martha, faithful still, had placed her hand in that of her lover, and accompanied him to the Shaker village
Balashev looked around him, awaiting the arrival of an officer from the village
One afternoon, near the end of the first summer, when I went to the village
to get a shoe from the cobbler's, I was seized and put into jail, because, as I have elsewhere related, I did not pay a tax to, or recognize the authority of, the State which buys and sells men, women, and children, like cattle, at the door of its senate-house.
There was nothing in all the village
he could not have had for the asking.
For three months after that night Mowgli hardly ever left the village
gate, he was so busy learning the ways and customs of men.
Now they were closer to his village
than they had been for years, yet safe enough from discovery owing to the uninhabited nature of the intervening jungle and the fear and enmity of Kovudoo's people for The Sheik, who, in time past, had raided and all but exterminated the tribe.