He was a little Indian boy, found in infancy by Mother Wolf and brought up by her alongside of four of her own cubs. Needless to say, in such a school there was nothing about the hard, relentless jungle law which Mowgli did not learn; for besides his foster mother, there was Baloo, the bear, only too willing to be his tutor, and Bagheera, the black panther, and many another hard-bitten philosopher of the wild beast kingdom. Most of the beasts were Mowgli's friends, but he had one constant enemy, Shere Khan, the tiger who plotted against the little fellow's life and would certainly have succeeded but for the lad's superior resourcefulness. Nevertheless, Shere Khan succeeded in driving Mowgli out of the jungle and back to his own folk, and in course of time the boy became a village herdman, and in that capacity was able to kill his old-time enemy when he came within the confines of the village in search of plunder. When Mowgli married, his child was one day discovered playing with a wolf. It is said that children in real life have been taken away and brought up by wolves, but it is doubtful whether any of the stories are true. Mowgli was the hero of Kipling's " The Jungle Book."