The Demon speaks
Mother Wolf shook herself clear of the cubs and sprang forward, her eyes, like two green moons in the darkness, facing the blazing eyes of Shere Khan. "And it is I, Raksha [The Demon], who answers. The man's cub is mine, Lungri - mine to me! He shall not be killed. He shall live to run with the Pack and to hunt with the Pack; and in the end, look you, hunter of little naked cubs - frog-eater - fish-killer - he shall hunt thee! Now get hence, or by the Sambhur that I killed (I eat no starved cattle), back you go to your mother, burned beast of the jungle, lamer than you ever came into the world! Go!"