by Seven Tigers on Wild Island
walked around him in a big circle, looking hungrier all the time, and
then they sat down and began to talk.
suppose you thought we didn't know you were trespassing in our
next tiger spoke. "I suppose you're going to say you didn't know it
was our jungle!"
you know that not one explorer has ever left this island alive?"
said the third tiger.
thought of the cat and knew this wasn't true. But of course he had too
much sense to say so. One doesn't contradict a hungry tiger.
went on talking in turn. "You're our first little boy, you know.
I'm curious to know if you're especially tender."
you think we have regular meals-times, but we don't. We just eat
whenever we're feeling hungry," said the fifth tiger.
we're very hungry right now. In fact, I can hardly wait," said the
wait!" said the seventh.
And then all
the tigers said together in a load roar, "Let's begin right
now!" and they moved in closer.