From all of his Pack he may claim Full-gorge when the killer has eaten; and none may refuse him the same.
He is freed of all calls to the Pack; he is judged by the Council alone.
This was his one trouble in the running of the pack; but she had other troubles.
This young wolf had attained his full size; and, considering the weak and famished condition of the pack, he possessed more than the average vigour and spirit.
"They take orders from the Head of the Pack, and not from any striped cattle-killer.
He shall live to run with the Pack and to hunt with the Pack; and in the end, look you, hunter of little naked cubs--frog-eater-- fish-killer--he shall hunt thee!
I dream that I haven't packed it, and wake up in a cold perspiration, and get out of bed and hunt for it.
I said I didn't care a hang whether the soap was in or whether it wasn't; and I slammed the bag to and strapped it, and found that I had packed my tobacco-pouch in it, and had to re-open it.
After the cry of the hounds came the deep tones of the wolf call from Daniel's hunting horn; the pack
joined the first three hounds and they could be heard in full cry, with that peculiar lift in the note that indicates that they are after a wolf.
Lors!" added Bob, laying down his pack
on the gravel, "it's a thousand pities such a lady as you shouldn't deal with a packman, i' stead o' goin' into these newfangled shops, where there's half-a-dozen fine gents wi' their chins propped up wi' a stiff stock, a-looking like bottles wi' ornamental stoppers, an' all got to get their dinner out of a bit o' calico; it stan's to reason you must pay three times the price you pay a packman, as is the nat'ral way o' gettin' goods,--an' pays no rent, an' isn't forced to throttle himself till the lies are squeezed out on him, whether he will or no.
Presently from a great distance and faintly there came an answering scream, and a half-hour later the lithe form of Sheeta bounded into view where the others of the pack
were clambering gingerly into the canoe.
Well, let's start!" and he led the way into the jungle, carrying his heavy pack
as lightly as did Tom.