I was reading the "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" story from The Jungle Book to Young Master. I was having a great time - the whole book's a favorite of mine and the copy I was reading is the one I had when I was a kid.
Much as I did when I was young, Young Master likes snakes. Maybe he likes them a bit too much. He was inconsolable when the mongoose killed the evil cobras and now he hates all mongooses and wants a story in which snakes are the heroes. (If you know of any, please send the titles my way!) I'll have to check Just So Stories and see if there are any heroic snakes in that.