The people upon Snake River having chased off the buffaloes before the snow had become deep, immense herds now came trooping over the mountains; forming dark masses on their sides, from which their deep-mouthed
bellowing sounded like the low peals and mutterings from a gathering thunder-cloud.
This scarecrow was set up at the outer side of the village; and when I came near to it there were sixteen or seventeen creatures all lying flat upon the ground round this hideous block of wood; I saw no motion among them, any more than if they had been all logs, like the idol, and at first I really thought they had been so; but, when I came a little nearer, they started up upon their feet, and raised a howl, as if it had been so many deep-mouthed
hounds, and walked away, as if they were displeased at our disturbing them.
Standish, the old lawyer, who had been so long concerned with the landed gentry that he had become landed himself, and used that oath in a deep-mouthed
manner as a sort of armorial bearings, stamping the speech of a man who held a good position.
The distant noises in the house had ceased, and out of doors all was quiet; save for the occasional barking of some deep-mouthed
dog, and the shaking of the branches by the night wind.
There was deep-mouthed
shouting of men, frightened shrieks of women, howling and barking of curs, and over all a sullen, thunderous rumble, indescribably menacing and terrible.
The other three answered, till even Mowgli could have vowed that the full Pack was in full cry, and then they all broke into the magnificent Morning-song in the Jungle, with every turn, and flourish, and grace-note that a deep-mouthed
wolf of the Pack knows.