Kaa: I think we can all agree, Mowgli, that you are something the jungle has never seen before.
Mowgli: [softly] Sleep now, Shere Khan. Be angry no more.
Shere Khan: [to Mowgli] My, my. How you've grown.
[Mowgli is in a cage]
Bagheera: I lived in a king's palace, in a cage just like this. I bit, and I scratched, and I spent my entire life fighting. Until one day, I just stopped, and they gave me their trust. Gain their trust, and they'll let you out.
Kaa: [narrates] I am the jungle's eyes. I can see the past, and the future. It is I, Kaa, who witnessed the coming of man. And the jungle trying to survive. I saw chaos and darkness come to our lands. I saw the tiger, Shere Khan, killing man, and breaking the jungle's ancient law. And then, one fateful night, I saw the jungle place its hopes into the hands of a small creature, the like of which it had never seen before.
Kaa: [narrates] With the tiger and the hunter now gone, the future shimmered from darkness into light. Mowgli, man and wolf, both and neither, had given the jungle a voice. And for as long as he stood watch, it would speak a lasting peace.
Akela: The cub is spoken for, he is one of us! You will treat him as you would your own. As long as I am alive, the pack will stand by the man-cub.
Kaa: [to a silent Mowgli] Say something, or I shall get bored. And when I get bored, I get hungry!
Akela: [to Shere Khan] This cub is under the protection of the pack. Should you decide to take me, you take on the pack, all of us.
Kaa: One day you will speak, and the jungle will listen. What will you say then, man-cub?
Akela: You have no right to be here, Shere Khan.
Shere Khan: I think you'll find I stay where I please.
Akela: You kill man's cattle, you poison the jungle. You're the reason man is here!
Shere Khan: But you permitted man to live among you! You pretend he is a wolf. And you know that is the one thing he will never be. He will always be a man! YOU poisoned the jungle.