The Jungle Book - Study Guide Chapter 6 "Toomai of the Elephants" Summary & Analysis

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"Toomai of the Elephants" introduces Kala Nag, whose name means black snake, a 47 year-old elephant. He has worked for the Indian government loyally for years, in war, construction and traveling all over the British Empire. He is afraid of nothing, has seen much over the years, and is well-loved and well-cared for by his masters. His driver is Big Toomai, the grandson of his original driver. Little Toomai, Big Toomai's eldest son, is ten years-old and is learning from his father how to handle the elephant. He has known the elephant all of his life. They have lived with him and other elephants and drivers all over the region, from military barracks to their present wandering camp. Little Toomai likes to ride atop Kala Nag, and the wise old elephant keeps his eye on the boy, keeping...

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