Rikki's home had been flooded out, he woke up and heard a little boy saying,"Oh no there is a dead mongoose we should have a funeral." But the boys mom thought Rikki was still alive. The loving family took him inside and nurtured him.
The next morning Rikki went outside and was exploring. He heard a bird singing a sad song, so he went over to see it. It was a bird named Darzee, he was sad because one of his babies fell out of the nest and was eaten by Nag, a snake, then the snakes showed up
Nag started talking to them. Because Nag was talking Rikki didn't realize that there was another snake behind him, Darzee warned him though, so he dodged Nagaina's strike just in time. Soon after that Nag and his wife Nagaina disapeared into the grass.
I must hurry, or she'll see me
Please help me, my wing is broken*
After Nagaina tried to attack Rikki he decided to go home. On his way he ran into another snake named Karait, they started fighting. Then teddy showed up, when his mom saw she screamed, but teddy's dad came with a stick and starting beating Karait.
That night Rikki heard Nag and Nagaina plotting together in the bathroom. After Nag fell asleep Rikki went in there, he jumped on Nag and bit into his neck, they struggled, then,''BANG'' the man had shot Nag. Nag was dead and Rikki was still alive.
Rikki soon realized that Nagaina was still alive, and that she had eggs that would soon hatch. So Darzee's wife and Rikki had a plan. Darzee's wife would pretend to have broken wing to distract Nagaina, with Nagaina distracted Rikki would go and smash her eggs.