Rikki was brought in by some humans, after he almost drowned. He then found out that there are snakes plotting to kill the humans.
Your bravery to stand up to others, can pay off in the end.
A Garden of a Big Bungalow
The bungalow had cobras, that attacked the garden and humans. Rikki was a young mongoose who had no idea what he was doing. 'If he was an old mongoose, he would have known that then was the time to break her back in one bite.'
Rikki-Tikki stood up against Nag and Nagaina who were attacking the garden. '"Now if I kill him here, Nagaina will know."' (He attacked Nag)
"Bravery is the capacity to perform even when, scared half to death." - Omar N. Bradley
Battle Against the Snakes for the Garden
He fights the snakes '"It must be the head," he said at last, "the head above the hood, and when I am once there, I must not let go."' is the conflict.
Rikki was in a garden full of cobras, he was young and had no experience. But he had to be brave to defeat the cobras.
Rikki-Tikki was a young mongoose washed away in a flood, he awoke at a bungalow with many snakes. He is inexperienced in fighting snakes, but is brave and defeats the snakes.
Rikki fought against Nag and Nagaina even when he was inexperienced, he fought on.
Rikki-Tikki had to be brave in order to fight Nag and Nagaina.