Rikki Tikki Tavi

AT the hole where he went in
Red-Eye called to Wrinkle-Skin.
Hear what little Red-Eye saith:
'Nag, come up and dance with death !'

Eye to eye and head to head,
(Keep the measure, Nag.)
This shall end when one is dead:
(At thy pleasure, Nag.)

Turn for turn and twist for twist
(Run and hide thee, Nag.)
Hah ! The hooded Death has missed !
(Woe betide thee, Nag.)