A mongoose battles two devious and deadly Cobras, that are bent on destroying a human family that had saved him from drowning.
One of the all time great children's stories, Rikki Tikki Tavi tells of an Indian mongoose rescued by a British family. He overhears two Cobras planning to make the walled family garden safe for their hatchlings —by killing his benefactors! Rikki, in justice & loyalty to the family, determines to defeat the deadly cobras. For a children's story, the war of wits & agility that ensues is remarkable and compelling.
In this uninspiring précis of the original story, Sara's unfortunate fall from wealth and her unexpected recovery, becomes a lesson on pitying for the poor.
This storybook focuses on Sara's poverty rather than her character. The movie, A Little Princess (1995), presents Sara as an industrious, imaginative, highly moral girl who suffers the loss of her father with dignity. She refuses to be cowed by Miss Minchin even when adults might wallow in despondence. Get the full novel and DVD, instead.