Rikki-Tikki-Tavi tries to keep Nagaina out of the snake hole but she is too strong. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi gets pulled into the hole. Darzee knows that he is most likely dead.
Darzee's husband was singing songs about Rikki-Tikki-Tavi being dead. He was also singing songs of how Nagaina and her snake will rule the garden now that Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is dead.Then everyone was surprised Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was alive because it was hours after the fight.
Now Darzee's husband sings about the mighty Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. He sings about how Rikki-Tikki-Tavi protected Teddy and his parents, and the garden. Teddy's family thought that Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was "a gift from God".