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The beginning of a well known book has been encrypted below. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by another using a simple substitution technique. For example, A may always be represented by G, etc. Can you name the book?

Rqd Jmrr hxe Uwhe ojwrzi xqse hxe rwzxh
Hxmh Smrz hxe Omh iehi yjee -
Hxe xejki mje ixgh wr obje mrk xgh
Yqj tqqiek hwtt kmdr mje de.
Hxwi wi hxe xqgj qy pjwke mrk pqdej,
Hmtqr mrk hgix mrk ntmd.
Qx, xemj hxe nmtt! - Zqqk xgrhwrz mtt
Hxmh ueep hxe Vgrzte Tmd!
Rwzxh-Iqrz wr hxe Vgrzte

 [Ref: ZBQP] © Kevin Stone

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling.

The piece of text is from the original book and should read:

Now Rann the Kite brings home the night
That Mang the Bat sets free -
The herds are shut in byre and hut
For loosed till dawn are we.
This is the hour of pride and power,
Talon and tush and claw.
Oh, hear the call! - Good hunting all
That keep the Jungle Law!
Night-Song in the Jungle

a has been represented by m.
b has been represented by o.
c has been represented by n.
d has been represented by k.
e has been represented by e.
f has been represented by y.
g has been represented by z.
h has been represented by x.
i has been represented by w.
j has been represented by v.
k has been represented by u.
l has been represented by t.
m has been represented by s.
n has been represented by r.
o has been represented by q.
p has been represented by p.
q has been represented by l.
r has been represented by j.
s has been represented by i.
t has been represented by h.
u has been represented by g.
v has been represented by f.
w has been represented by d.
x has been represented by c.
y has been represented by b.
z has been represented by a.

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