Then a little knot of charcoal-burners came down the path, and naturally halted to speak to Buldeo, whose fame as a hunter reached for at least twenty miles round.
said the charcoal-burners, because they would very much like to be present at the ceremony.
But, said the charcoal-burners, what would happen if the English heard of it?
The charcoal-burners looked round cautiously, and thanked their stars they had not; but they had no doubt that so brave a man as Buldeo would find him if any one could.
And so " Mowgli thought hard, with his fingers playing round the haft of the skinning-knife, while Buldeo and the charcoal-burners went off very valiantly in single file.
said Gray Brother, looking hungrily after the brown backs of the charcoal-burners.
He could see the charcoal-burners huddled in a knot; old Buldeo's gun-barrel waving, like a banana-leaf, to every point of the compass at once.
Just when we get a nice warm day and head to the garage to haul out the barbecue, dust off the cobwebs and petrified beef fat and plan the next day's outdoor cooking fest, the climate takes a nasty turn for the worse and the poor old charcoal-burner
gets stuffed back into its dusty, arachnid-ridden cubbyhole.
Most human outbreaks have started in adults: hunters or charcoal-burners
finding sick apes or forest antelopes and butchering them for food, for example, or miners working in bat-filled caves.