I love the story "Rikki-tikki-tavi" that I read in language arts.This is the short story I liked and why. First I liked because rikki is cool. I think its cool that he can kill snakes. Next because of the snakes. They make the perfect bad guy. Finally because Rikki pretects the humans like a guard dog. It gives the book alot of action. That is the short I would pick and why.