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Rudyard Kipling and Rikki Tikki Tavi facts
Transcript of Rudyard Kipling and Rikki Tikki Tavi facts
Kipling was born in India December
At the time, India was a colony of Britain,
just like America used to be.
Kipling attended school in Britain at age 6.
He was heavily abused by his foster mother.
His mother removed him from the
foster house after she learned of his
After marriage, he settled in Vermont
and wrote many stories including
"The Jungle Book"
He loved the wildlife in India and enjoyed writing stories about it.
At age 32, he was the highest paid writer
in the world.
In the story Rikki-Tikki-Tavi,
the story begins in India
where flooding can be severe
The main character is a
Mongoose are known for eating snakes.
Their blood is immune to snake poison.
Snake bites don't phase a mongoose.
The King Cobra
The enemy of Rikki-Tikki.
One of the world's deadliest snakes.
Thought to hypnotize it's victims.
Mongoose vs Cobra!
Round 1: FIGHT!
Other Animals in the story
A poisonous garden snake
native to India. It is notorious for its speed and aggression throughout its habitats.
Is a bird with crimson forehead and throat which is best known for its call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer.
Muskrats are referred to as "rats" in a general sense because they are medium-sized rodents with an adaptable lifestyle and an omnivorous diet
Protagonist vs Antagonist
Protagonist - The hero of the
Antagonist - The enemy of
the protagonist, Nag and
‘‘Rikki-Tikki-Tavi’’ takes place entirely in a small garden in India populated by birds, snakes, muskrats, and frogs.
Is a songbird. Popular for its nest made of leaves "sewn" together.It is a common resident in gardens.
King Cobras lay 20-40 eggs in a nest, which is faithfully guarded by the female or her mate. The incubation time is 60-90 days.
King Cobra young are called hatch lings .
Cobra guarding her Eggs
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