Tabaqui and Shere Kahn are out hunting and Mowgli and Baloo are up in a tree watching all this. Tabaqui accidently steps on a branch alerting the prey who runs away. Shere Kahn gets very furious and calls Tabaqui names, making him quit playing for Shere Kahn. Now he will have to fend for himself. Mowgli has a good view of Tabaqui trying to fend for himself and failing miserable. Finally Mowgli takes some pity on him and decides to teach Tabaqui a few basic lessons. Tabaqui is no good at learning lessons and he is missing Shere Kahn. Shere Kahn is missing him too but he has to find a replacement and he finds Ikki. While practicing with Baloo and Mowgli, Tabaqui suddenly disappears only to go back to the tiger. But he notices that the tiger already has a partner. Tabaqui decides to get the man-cub for Shere Kahn and have his position back but when he does so, he and Ikki start arguing and Mowgli escapes. Tabaqui has to get the man-cub back and he tricks Ikki so that she falls into a pit. Sooner he realsies that if Ikki gets free and tells Shere Kahn that Mowgli ran away due to him, the tiger would never take him back. So he goes back to the tiger and tells him about the new ways he has learnt to catch prey, making Shere Kahn irritated than ever before.