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When Jim was a little boy, he once found a book lost in the park
and since then he treasured it. First he made his parents read
from it, then little by little he learned to read himself, mainly
inspired by this book.

It was Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" and Jimmy loved all the
characters from it, but specially of course the main character
Mowgli.

He had a strange passion for him, the more he grew up the more
often he imagined him, it was a strange, confusing happiness and
sometimes he only needed to close his eyes...

"Akela, the grim old wolf who had never asked for mercy in his
life, gave one piteous look at Mowgli as the boy stood all naked,
his long black hair tossing over his shoulders in the light of the
blazing branch that made the shadows jump and quiver."


The book was full of some strange attractiveness and it felt
almost like its pages were made of magnet, not paper, and if he
didn't hold the book firmly enough in his hands, he could be
sucked through the pages right into the jungle world.

Of course, honestly it was the only book Jim has ever read, being
a poor beggar, and even that book was given to him by chance.
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