When stalked and convinced of pursuit, they emit a quick note of warning to all the denizens of the jungle. Monkeys look up from their clutched fruit ; the lusty crowing of cocks dwindles to a short responsive cluck ; tigers pause in their lordly progress to wonder, with such curiosity as befits a sovereign, what is astir.
There is a flash of something at play in the water, and even as I look, it is transformed into an otter, making swiftly for the shelter of the bank. He is shot as he leaps across an open bit of sand, squeals and tumbles over, rises, and makes for the willows only to die at the rivers lip. From the sunlit surface of the water, curious heads emerge, to look swiftly about