Duhsasana roared in anger andexclaiming, "this obstinate lad will
perish now!" led his chariot forward to attack Abhimanyu. The chariots of Abhimanyu
and Duhsasana made wonderful movement against each other and the battle raged long.
Duhsasana was struck senseless in his car, and his charioteer just
managed to drive away from the field saving Duhsa- sana's life. Karna attacked Abhimanyu
with his shafts and harassed him greatly.
But one of Abhimanyu's arrows felled Karna s bow and the young warrior
followed up this advantage so vigorously that he put Karna and his supporters to flight.
The Kaurava forces, when they saw this, were completely demoralised.
The army was in confusion and men fled in all directions, not caring
for Drona's shouts of remonstrance and Abhimanyudestroyed those that stood, as fire
destroys a dry jungle in summer.