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The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling

I might be up for "The Jungle Books" by Rudyard Kipling, It is a world that draw lines, with religion, pyschology, as we read in our last selection, "This Side of Paradise," But the question is in my mind  is whether "Nature" really has its own laws and what they might be. It seems to be a right book to follow Fitzgerald, considering the timeframe and theme. Also, several writers from the 1800's and early nineteenth century seem to be of the same opinion, that we find law and morality in Nature, including our very own James Fennimore Cooper, and I hope to get to "The Deerslayer" as well and of course The Aeneid.

 

Anyway, from "The Jungle Books":

 

Now Rann the Kite brings home the night
That Mang the Bat sets free--

The herds are shut in byre and hut
For loosed till dawn are we.
This
is the hour of pride and power,
Talon and tush and claw.
Oh, hear the
call!--Good hunting all
That keep the Jungle Law!
-- Night-Song in the
Jungle