[Shere Khan comes close to a deer grazing, lies down ready to pounce, but elephants trumpet and the deer runs away]
Elephants march and sing: Hup, two, three, four
Hup, two, three, four
Keep it up, two, three, four.
Shere Khan: What beastly luck. Confound that ridiculous colonel Hathi.
Hathi: Comany, sound off!
Elephants march and sing: Oh we march from here to there
Elephant #3: And it doesn't matter where
[elephants are actually in different order now, elephant #3 is walking 5th
#2 is #6, and Winifred who was #1 is now #7 - all backwards except that Hathi
is still ahead of the herd and Hathi Jr. behind it]
Elephants: You can hear us push
Through the deepest bush
Hup, two, three, four
Hathi: With a military air!
Elephants: With a military air.
Bagheera: The jungle patrol.
Babar: Let's go and tell the elephants.
Elephants: We're a crackerjack bridage
On a pachyderm parade
But we'd rather stroll
To a water hole
Hathi Jr: Hup, two, three, four
Elephants: For a furlough in the shade
Bagheera: (arrives) Stop!
[Elephants don't notice]
Babar: I think you mean "halt".
Bagheera: You're right. HALT!!!
[Elephants stop, crashing into each other]
Hathi: Who said "Halt"? I give the commands around here. Now speak up, who was it?
Bagheera: Oh, it was me, colonel.
Hathi: What do you mean, taking over my command? Highly irregular you know.
Bagheera: Colonel, I am sorry, but-but we need your help.
[Shere Khan comes closer to listen]
Hathi: Impossible. We're on a cross-country march.
Bagheera: It's an emergency, colonel. The man-cub must be found.
Hathi: What man-cub?
Shere Khan: How interesting...
Bagheera: The one I was taking to the man-village.
Hathi: It's where he belongs. Now sir, if you don't mind, we'd like to get on with the march.
Babar: No, no, you don't understand, Hathi. He's lost and ran away.
Shere Khan: How delightful.
Hathi: Well, serves the young wippersnapper right.
Bagheera: But-but Shere Khan, the tiger, he's sure to pick up the man-cub's trail.
[Shere Khan nods.]
Hathi: Ha, ha. Shere Khan. Nonsense, old boy. Shere Khan isn't within miles of here. [Shere Khan chuckles] Sorry Bagheera. Fortunes of war and all that sort of thing you know.
Winifred: (walks to Hathi) This has gone far enough.. Now just a minute, you pompous old windbag!
Hathi: Winifred? What are you doing out of ranks?
Winifred: Never mind. How would you like our boy lost and alone inthe jungle?
[Hathi Jr. poses as illustration for the words]
Hathi: Our son? But Winifred, old girl, that's an entirely different matter.
Hathi: Different. Entirely.
Winifred: That boy no differnet than our own son. Now you help find him or I'm taking over command.
Hathi: What? A female leading my herd? Utterly preposterous.
Hathi Jr.: Pop, the man-cub and I are friends. He'll get hurt if we don't find him. Please, Pop? Sir? Please?
Hathi: Now, don't you worry, son. You father had a plan in mind all the time.
Winifred: Huh. Sure you did.
Hathi: Troopers, Company, left face! Volunteers for a special mission will step one pace forward.
[Hathi turn around, all elephants do one step behind, except Elephant #3, who then notices it and step behind too]
Hathi: Ha, ha. That's what I like to see. Devotion to duty. You volunteers will find the lost man-cub.
Bagheera: Thank you colonel.
Celeste: Thanks very much.
Bagheera: Now there's no time to lose.
Hathi: Yes, well. Good luck. (in whisper) When the man-cub is sighted you will sound your trumpet 3 times.
Elephant #2: Yes sir.
[he trumpets and Hathi silences him]
Hathi: Shh. Not now soldier.
Elephant #2: Sorry, sir.
Hathi: (comes to Elephant #7) Leutenant, our strategy shall be the element of surprise. You will take one squad and cover the right flank.
[Shere Khan leans forward to hear the whisper]
Elephant #7: Yes sir.
Hathi (even quieter): And I shall take the other squad on the left flank. (very loud) Company!!! Forward... March!
[Elephants walk away, falling trees as they go]
Shere Khan: Element of surprise? I say. Ha, ha, ha. And now for my rendezvous with the lost man-cub.