Could you please help me with the following passages? Thank you in advance.
- Is this ‘home’ with a sense similar to ‘hit the nail home’?
- Just to make sure, does the ‘shut mouth’ belong to Kaa?
- I presume that ‘bearling’ and ‘manling’ are the jungle language meaning ‘bear’ and ‘man’ but I can’t feel sure why Baloo said ‘they did not pull me into a hundred little bearlings’ to refer his fight with monkeys on the terrace. Did he say ‘a hundred little bearlings’ just to mean ‘a huge amount of monkey’ in a little ironic mood?
- I suppose that ‘get the distance’ means ‘get the distance from the marble screen-work’. If so, how could Kaa make get the distance in such a fashion?