Here, then, I must bide this night, for, though the moon shone white and full in the sky, I dared not wend towards the plains alone with the wolves and the ghosts.
"It was awful here in the mouth of the cave, for I had not yet learned the secret of the stone, and if I had known it, should I have dared to close it, leaving myself alone with the dead wolves and him whom the wolves had struggled to tear down?
Nothing seemed to check the wolves. It was hard to tell what was happening in the rear; the people who were falling behind shrieked as piteously as those who were already lost.
The black ground-shadows were already crowding over the heap in the road, and one horse ran out across the fields, his harness hanging to him, wolves at his heels.
I ordered our men to fire as before, every other man; and they took their aim so sure that they killed several of the wolves
at the first volley; but there was a necessity to keep a continual firing, for they came on like devils, those behind pushing on those before.
But as soon as his cubs are old enough to stand on their feet he must bring them to the Pack Council, which is generally held once a month at full moon, in order that the other wolves
may identify them.
Quick as lightning the wolf flew round the wood, and in a minute many hundred wolves
rose up before him, increasing in number every moment, till they could be counted by thousands.
It was lucky the Scarecrow and the Woodman were wide awake and heard the wolves
All the time I was laying for the wolves
. They are in my line; I have had experience.
I did not know what to do, the less as the howling of the wolves
"I ain't been trailed this way by wolves
before, but I've gone through a whole lot worse an' kept my health.
Then Mowgli drew deep breath, and ran to the Council Rock, overtaking on his way hurrying wolves
of the Pack.