Then Teddy's mother came in with a very white face, and saw what was left of Nag, and Rikki-tikki dragged himself to Teddy's bedroom and spent half the rest of the night shaking himself tenderly to find out whether he really was broken into forty pieces, as he fancied.
The big man brought the bang-stick, and Nag fell in two pieces
Nagaina came to the bathroom sluice and called for Nag," Darzee went on, "and Nag came out on the end of a stick--the sweeper picked him up on the end of a stick and threw him upon the rubbish heap.
On the rubbish heap by the stables, mourning for Nag.
So she flew off from the nest, and left Darzee to keep the babies warm, and continue his song about the death of Nag.
Son of the big man that killed Nag," she hissed, "stay still.
The boy is safe, and it was I--I--I that caught Nag by the hood last night in the bathroom.
Still, the instant's delay brought Rikki-tikki up to her, and as she plunged into the rat-hole where she and Nag used to live, his little white teeth were clenched on her tail, and he went down with her--and very few mongooses, however wise and old they may be, care to follow a cobra into its hole.
Now I have Nagaina to settle with, and she will be worse than five Nags, and there's no knowing when the eggs she spoke of will hatch.