"'Who is Nag?" said he. "I am Nag. The greatGod Brahm put his mark upon all our people,when the first cobra spread his hood to keep thesun off Brahm as he slept. Look, and be afraid!'"
"Nagaina spun clear round, forgetting everythingfor the sake of the one egg. Rikki-tikki sawTeddy's father shoot out a big hand, catch Teddyby the shoulder, and drag him across the littletable with the tea-cups, safe and out of reach ofNagaina."
"It is all over with Rikki-tikki! We must sing his death song.Valiant Rikki-tikki is dead! For Nagaina willsurely kill him underground."