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The hunt

"I promise you this is true by the Broken Lock that made me free, Little Brother."

"Then I promise by the Bull that bought me that I will do the same thing to Shere Khan and maybe even a little more," said Mowgli, and he ran off.

"That is like a man. Oh, yes, a man," said Bagheera, and he lay down again. "Oh, Shere Khan, you were very stupid to go hunting Mowgli ten years ago!" Mowgli ran a very long way through the forest. He ran hard, because he was angry and upset. In the evening he came to the cave where his parents lived. He stopped for breath, and looked down the valley. The other cubs were out, but Mother Wolf was at the back of the cave. She knew by the way that Mowgli was breathing that something was wrong.