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Waingunga

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Waingunga

The river Wainganga or Waingunga a river in central India (where the stories of The Jungle Book take place)

From The Jungle Book, Mowgli's Brothers

Shere Khan was the tiger who lived near the Wainganga River, twenty miles away.

From The Second Jungle Book, How Fear Came

And the heat went on and on, and sucked up all the moisture, till at last the main channel of the Wainganga was the only stream that carried a trickle of water between its dead banks; and when Hathi, the wild elephant, who lives for a hundred years and more, saw a long, lean blue ridge of rock show dry in the very centre of the stream, he knew that he was looking at the Peace Rock, and then and there he lifted up his trunk and proclaimed the Water Truce, as his father before him had proclaimed it fifty years ago. The deer, wild pig, and buffalo took up the cry hoarsely; and Chil, the Kite, flew in great circles far and wide, whistling and shrieking the warning.

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