Not many Mongoses would be willing to follow a cobra into it's hole, but Rikki-Tikki knew if Nagania escaped all his work would be for nothing, so he hung on as Naganina dragged him into the bowels of the Earth. Darzee thought he had seen the last of his hero.
A day and night passes, Rikki-Rikki has not been seen since he went down Nagaina's burrow. Darzee is singing a song of sorrow in honor of Rikki-Tikki, when Rikki-Tikki emerges and declares "Nagaina is dead!" The Garden is safe!"
Rikki-Tikki is dead! He will never see the light of day!
Nagaina is dead! The garden is safe!
Ever since Rikki-Tikki followed Nagaina, he has been exploring and protecting the Garden. He has banished all snakes who dare show their face in the garden! Teddy was never threatened again!