An excerpt of The Law of the Jungle, a poem by Rudyard Kipling from “The Jungle Book”.

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Now this is the Law of the Jungle —
as old and as true as the sky;
and the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper,
but the Wolf that shall break it must die.

Wash daily from nose-tip to tail-tip;
drink deeply, but never too deep;
And remember the night is for hunting,
and forget not the day is for sleep.

The Jackal may follow the Tiger,
but, Cub, when thy whiskers are grown,
remember the Wolf is a Hunter —
go forth and get food of thine own.

Keep peace withe Lords of the Jungle —
the Tiger, the Panther, and Bear.
And trouble not Hathi the Silent,
and mock not the Boar in his lair.

When Pack meets with Pack in the Jungle,
and neither will go from the trail,
lie down till the leaders have spoken —
it may be fair words shall prevail.

As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk
the Law runneth forward and back —
for the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,
and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

– Rudyard Kipling