"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" is a short story from the 1894 anthology The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling about the adventures of a valiant young mongoose. The story has often been anthologized and has been published more than once as a short book in its own right. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, as the mongoose is named, becomes washed away by a summer flood and is revived by a British family living in India. Rikki-Tikki, taking the role of both a pet and protector of his newly adoptive family, encounters many dangers in his new life. Rikki-Tikki must face off and strategize against one of the most infamous antagonists in literary history, Nag & Nagaina, in order to protect his family. "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", a true classic, is a captivating and vibrant story enjoyed by all ages.