""I am Nag" he said. "Look, and be afraid." Though Rikki had never met a cobra. He knew That a mongoose job was to kill snake. Nag knew that, too, and the cobra was afraid."
"He had crushed all but one when he heard Darzee's wife screaming: "Rikki-tikki, I Ied Nagaina toward the house. Now she is going in! Hurry! She is going to kill!""
"What are they worried about?" Rikki-tikki wondered. "The cobra are all dead. And if any more come, I"m here." Rikki-tikki was proud in his own way, and he had a right to be. From them on, he protected the yard. No cobra ever again dared to enter it.