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As "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" opens, Rikki-tikki, a young mongoose, is washed away from his parents in a flood, and is found by a young boy who believes him to be dead. The boy (whose name is Teddy) takes him back to his parents, where Rikki-tikki will be revived. He proceeds to quickly acclimate to his new surroundings in their home.

Later, the young mongoose will go to the garden, where he meets Darzee and his wife (two tailor-birds who have a nest there) as well as Nag the cobra, who terrorizes the garden. As he and Nag confront one another, Nag's wife, Nagaina, attacks Rikki-tikki by ambush, with the mongoose narrowly evading. When Teddy is threatened by another venomous snake, Karait, Rikki-tikki kills the snake, much to the relief of the human family.

After Teddy goes to sleep, Rikki-tikki overhears Nag and Nagaina as they conspire to kill the humans, to regain their former dominance. (It is from this conversation that he also learns that the cobras have eggs that are close to hatching.)...

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