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MOWGLI
I'm not afraid, I can look after myself.
KAA
Ssssay now! [Mowgli looks up unimpressed, scowls at Kaa and then sticks his tongue out at him.] What have we here? [chuckles] It's a mancub, a delicious mancub.
MOWGLI
[Pushing Kaa away.] Oh, go away and leave me alone.
BAGHEERA
[sleeping] That's what I should do, but I'm not. Now PLEASE go to sleep, man-cub!
KAA
Yessss, man-cub. Please go to sleep, go to sleep... Sleepy little mancub, rest in peace...
KAA
Deep sssssleep...
MOWGLI
[Yawning] Ba-Bagheera?
BAGHEERA
[sleeping] Now, look, there's no use arguing anymore. Now, no more talk till morning.
KAA
[chuckles] He won't be here in the morning.
BAGHEERA
Huh? Oh yes he will-- [Bagheera suddenly wakes up and relises what is happening.] Kaa? KAA!!! HOLD IT, KAA!!!
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KAA
Oh, now what? I'll be right down. (gets down from the tree almost completely) Yes? Yes? Who is it?
SHERE KHAN
It's me. Shere Khan. I'd like a word with you if you don't mind.
KAA
Shere Khan. What a surprise.
SHERE KHAN
Yes, isn't it? I just dropped by. Now, forgive me if I've interrupted anything.
KAA
Oh,no. No. Nothing at all.
SHERE KHAN
I thought perhaps you were entertaining someone up there in your coils.
KAA
Coils? Someone? Oh, no. I was just curling up for my siesta.
SHERE KHAN
But you were singing to someone. [Squeezes Kaa's neck] Who is it, Kaa?
KAA
[Choking like mad] No... no... I was just... singing... uh... to myself.
SHERE KHAN
Indeed.
KAA
Yes... you see, I have... trouble with my sinuses.
SHERE KHAN
What a pity. [Releases Kaa's neck and gently pins him to the ground]
KAA
Oh, you have no idea. It's simply terrible. I can't eat. I can't sleep. So I sing myself to sleep. You know, self-hypnosis? [Brings his head close to Shere Khan's face] Let me show you how it works. [He uses his hypnosis technique with his eyes] "Trust in me..."
SHERE KHAN
Oh, no, I can't be bothered with that. I have no time for that sort of nonsense.
KAA
Some other time, perhaps?
SHERE KHAN
Perhaps. But at the moment, I'm searching for a man-cub.
KAA
Man-cub? What man-cub?
SHERE KHAN
The one who's lost. Now, where do you suppose he could be?
KAA
Search me.
SHERE KHAN
That's an excellent idea. Now, I'm sure you wouldn't mind showing me your coils would you, Kaa?
KAA
Certainly not. Nothing in there. [lowering his tail] And nothing in here. [his tail pointing to his mouth open]
MOWGLI
[Snoring]
KAA
[Snorting] It's my sinuses.
SHERE KHAN
Hmm. Indeed. And now, how about the middle?
KAA
The middle? Oh, the middle. [lowering the middle leaving Mowgli on the tree trunk spinning around and showing Shere Khan the middle of his coils and then getting tickled] Absolutely nothing in the middle.
SHERE KHAN
Hmm. Really? Well, if you do just happen to see the man-cub, you will inform me first. Understand? (scrathing Kaa's neck gently)
SHERE KHAN
Good show. And now, I must continue my search for the helpless little lad.
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MOWGLI
[to Kaa] Go away! Leave me alone!
KAA
[trying to get Mowgli to look into his eyes] Let me look at you. [Mowgli resists] You don't want me to look at you? Then you look at me.