official stance #6『The Jungle Book』

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The Law of the Jungle, which never orders anything without a reason, forbids every beast to eat Man except when he is killing to show his children how to kill, and then he must hunt outside the hunting grounds of his pack or tribe.

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subject with particle: ジャングルの・ほうが
dictionary form predicate: きんじる
modifier: ひとを・かること

The real reason for this is that man-killing means, sooner or later, the arrival of white men on elephants, with guns, and hundreds of brown men with gongs and rockets and torches.

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modifier: ひとを・かると
subject: ぶそうした・にんげんたちが
predicate: やってくる

Then everybody in the jungle suffers.

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subject: ジャングルの・みんなが
predicate: めいわく・する

The reason the beasts give among themselves is that Man is the weakest and most defenseless of all living things, and it is unsportsmanlike to touch him.

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subject: どうぶつたちが
predicate: しゅちょう・する

subject: じぶんたちが・よわいにんげんに・てをだすことは
predicate: みっともない

They say too—and it is true—that man-eaters become mangy, and lose their teeth.

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subject: かれらが
predicate: いう
modifier: ひとをたべると・びょうきになる

The purr grew louder, and ended in the full-throated “Aaarh!” of the tiger’s charge.

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Then there was a howl—an untigerish howl—from Shere Khan.

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subject: トラらしくない・こえが
predicate: あがる

“He has missed,” said Mother Wolf. “What is it?”

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Reference : The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (project gutenberg)
Japanese grammar and condensed translation

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