The Kipling Reader

The Kipling Reader
Selections from the Books of Rudyard Kipling

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The Kipling Reader by Rudyard Kipling

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Prose'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi'William the Conqueror   Part I William the Conqueror   Part II Wee Willie WinkieA Matter of FactMowgli's BrothersThe Lost LegionNamgay DoolaA Germ-Destroyer'Tiger! Tiger!'Tods' AmendmentThe Story of Muhammad DinThe Finances of the GodsMoti Guj--MutineerPoetryThe Native BornThe Flowers MunicipalThe Coastwise LightsThe English FlagEngland's AnswerThe Overland MailIn Spring Time

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member that the big man who killed Karait is the first one to bite. Then come out and tell me, and we will hunt for Rikki-tikki together.'

'But are you sure that there is anything to be gained by killing the people?' said Nag.

'Everything. When there were no people in the bungalow, did we have any mongoose in the garden? So long as the bungalow is empty, we are king and queen of the garden; and remember that as soon as our eggs in the melon-bed hatch (as they may to-morrow), our children will need room and quiet.'

I had not thought of that,' said Nag. 'I will go, but there is no need that we should hunt for Rikki-tikki afterward. I will kill the big man and his wife, and the child if I can, and come away quietly. Then the bungalow will be empty, and Rikki-tikki will go.'

Rikki-tikki tingled all over with rage and hatred at this, and then Nag's head came through the sluice, and his five feet of cold body followed it. Angry as he was, Rikki-tikki was very frightened as he saw the siz

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