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I remember reading this once in school, though I can't remember exactly when, and I was happy to come across it for free on Amazon. It's actually quite an exciting tale, though perhaps a little scary. The snakes, Nag and Nagaina, are sinister and plot the death of the entire family in the big house, hoping that Rikki-Tikki would then move on. But luckily their plot is discovered, and the mongoose defends his adoptive family with every fiber of his being.
The characters are varied and are each entertaining in their own right. I love the idiotic Tailorbird, Danzee. He weeps, sings, and celebrates in turn, without any regard to consequence, mostly because of his short attention span. The little fearful musk-rat, who runs along the walls, but never to the center of the room, is also amusing. His role as informant is important to winning the battle, but mostly because he's afraid he'll be mistaken for the mongoose.
But mostly, I love Rikki-Tikki himself. Too curious to be afraid and fiercely protective of the young family and the creatures of the yard, he is an admirable hero. Brave and funny, and believable, too. When he's not busy saving the day, he scampers around on the breakfast table, perches on the little boy's shoulder, and otherwise endears himself to both the family and the reader.
I also like the poem at the beginning and Danzee's song at the end, cut short because Danzee himself was interupted in the singing by Rikki-Tikki.
Overall, a short, but powerful story of triumph, bravery, and danger. I recommend this one to anyone who likes rooting for the underdog and those who enjoy animal characters.
Very home made looking.
I first read it almost 15 years ago while I was traveling through India with my family.
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There's nothing like delving back into childhood - as long, of course, as the results are what you had hoped for. Read morePublished 4 days ago by John Farrland
Brilliant stories, beautifully read. We've listened to these as a family many times.Published 27 days ago by kitchenparties
A re-read from childhood days, its brevity surprised me. It's a simple little cameo-tale, more to educate kids about the function of the house-mongoose than anything else. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Kilrymont
Short story but nevertheless keeps you interested right to the end. Just long enough to keep a young mind interested and wanting more.Published 1 month ago by KEITH IZON
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