"I am a good beast, perhaps, but a disgracefully bad tiger
. For it is the nature of tigers
to be cruel and ferocious, and in refusing to eat harmless living creatures I am acting as no good tiger
has ever before acted.
Thus equipped, we felt upon more even terms with the tigers
, but there was no sign of the tigers
, and I decided that they must be confined to the mainland.
Other men, who had no land and no fish-traps, and who else would have gone hungry, were glad to work for Pig-Jaw, caring for his goats, guarding them from wild dogs and tigers
, and driving them to the feeding pastures in the mountains.
Of course, the daily chant of ordinary pain of training went on all the time through the working hours, such as of "good" bears and lions and tigers
that were made amenable under stress, and of elephants derricked and gaffed into making the head-stand or into the beating of a bass drum.
Some day I will let you try to crush in my skull, and afterward you will know more about tigers
than you do now."
The use of their pocket electric lights was a great help, and possibly served to ward off the attacks of jungle beasts, for as they tramped along they could hear stealthy sounds in the underbush on either side of the path, as though tigers
were stalking them.
I am happy to see the marvels the warm sun hatcheth: tigers
and palms and rattle-snakes.
"So the day came; and from the mouth of the cave went out another Hairless One, and he saw the kill in the path, and the First of the Tigers
above it, and he took a pointed stick "
The biggest of the tigers
came up to the Lion and bowed, saying:
A MAN-EATING tiger
was ravaging the Kingdom of Damnasia, and the King, greatly concerned for the lives and limbs of his Royal subjects, promised his daughter Zodroulra to any man who would kill the animal.
At the sound of the roaring of the tiger
the bull's bellowing became a veritable frenzy of rageful noise.
One was a tawny lion, as tall as a horse, nearly; the other a striped tiger
almost the same size.