A snake attacks Teddy
Rikki eats a banana on the veranda
A summer flood washes Rikki out of his burrow
Darzee tells Rikki about his lost baby
A tailorbird and a rabbit
A cat and a weasel
A rabbit and a weasel
A muskrat and a cat
He instinctively knows how to fight them.
His mother taught him how to fight cobras
Many of his childhood friends were snakes
Darzee and his wife tell him how to fight.
He wants to surprise the mongoose by attacking him in the house.
He is angry at his wife and wants to get away from her.
He wants to kill Teddy's father when he comes to the bathroom in the morning.
He is lost and wants to wait until daylight to find his way out of the house.
The cobras want to kill Rikki-tikki before he kills them.
The cobras killed Darzee, and the other animals want revenge.
The family decides to rid the garden of snakes.
Nag and Nagaina fight with each other about their eggs.
Telling how the animals have strong loyalties and conflicts
Explaining that Rikki-tikki's eyes grow red when he is angry
Explaining where the animals live in the garden.
Showing how Rikki-tikki lives in the bungalow.
Gun, been killed
Common sense, stayed inside
Stick, given up
A mongoose is frightened of dark places.
The hole might open up or widen, allowing the cobra to turn and strike
The red ants that live in the hole might attack the mongoose.
The earth in the hole is dark and moist.
Stay in their nests and care for their young
Plot with their husbands to kill Rikki-tikki
Take action when their husbands fail
Worry about the presence of humans in the bungalow
Afraid that Rikki-tikki might be killed.
Overjoyed that the snakes are dead.
Trying to wake Rikki-tikki from his long nap
Attempting to communicate with Teddy's mother and father.
Teddy's parents argue about keeping Rikki-tikki
The cobras eat one of Darzee's eggs.
The cobras plot to kill the family.
Darzee builds his nest high up in the tree.
Conflict cannot be avoided.
Conflict is caused by a lack of communication.
Conflict is healthy for everyone.
Conflict is caused by hurt feelings.
Nag hides in the bathroom.
Teddy's parents praise Rikki-tikki for saving Teddy's life.
Rikki-tikki smashes two eggs
Rikki-tikki follows Nagaina into the hole.