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    This edition out in August 2004 appears to be...

    This edition out in August 2004 appears to be unabridged, although it has comments and other information - not necessarily a bad thing.
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    I should have looked that up. Actually, the...

    I should have looked that up.

    Actually, the character is referred to throughout the story as "the tertium quid," as if that were his name or his job title. I don't recall offhand if it's...
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    The Jungle Books are actually 2 sets of short...

    The Jungle Books are actually 2 sets of short stories. Because of the Disney movies, many people think they are a novel. If read in the correct order, the Mowgli stories seem to be a novel, but...
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    If you read this on-line, I can understand your...

    If you read this on-line, I can understand your confusion. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book were not novels, but collections of short stories, 15 in all, 8 of which were about Mowgli. As...
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    Mr. Kipling wrote a great many short stories and...

    Mr. Kipling wrote a great many short stories and a couple of novels. I wish he could write more, but alas, he died in 1936. The Jungle Books were published in 1894 and 1895, over 110 years ago!
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    Baloo is a sloth bear. Here's a site that talks...

    Baloo is a sloth bear. Here's a site that talks about them, and of course, they live in India.

    http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Support/AdoptSpecies/AnimalInfo/SlothBear/default.cfm

    And here is a...
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    Of course! You must have missed that I finally...

    Of course! You must have missed that I finally decided it was a spy story, not just an adventure story about a teenaged boy. When my original copy of the Beecroft collection could not be found, and...
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    I get so annoyed when anyone says that Kipling...

    I get so annoyed when anyone says that Kipling was racist. I don't think he was. His characters were from all walks of life and religions, yet he portrayed them all as having dignity and integrity....
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