Who despises Tabaqui in The Jungle Book?

The wolves of India despise Tabaqui.

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The Jungle Bookby Rudyard Kipling is a compilation of various stories. Several of the stories focus on Mowgli and his adventures in the jungle with various creatures like Bagheera, Baloo, the wolves, and Shere Khan.

The first story is called "Mowgli's Brothers ," and it is in this...

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The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a compilation of various stories. Several of the stories focus on Mowgli and his adventures in the jungle with various creatures like Bagheera, Baloo, the wolves, and Shere Khan.

The first story is called "Mowgli's Brothers," and it is in this story that readers are introduced to Tabaqui. Tabaqui is a jackal, and readers are told that all of the wolves of India despise Tabaqui. It seems that Tabaqui is a mischief maker and liar. We are also told that he eats rags and leather pieces from the trash heaps in the man villages.

Despite the wolves despising Tabaqui, the wolves also fear him as well. Tabaqui is prone to going "mad." When that happens, Tabaqui is fearless. He will run through the environment and attempt to bite anything and everything that he can get close to. Tabaqui's madness and aggression are so severe that even tigers run and hide from him.

At this particular moment in the story, Tabaqui is not going mad. He is quite calm and tells Father Wolf that Shere Khan has decided to change his hunting grounds. Father Wolf is upset at the information, because the Law of the Jungle states that Shere Khan must give warning before changing hunting grounds. Father Wolf knows that prey will be scared out of the area and hunting will be much more difficult.

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