"O Satyaki, I hear Panchajanya," cried Yudhishthira; "but
the twang of Arjuna's bow does not accompany it. I fear Arjuna has been surrounded by
Jayadratha's friends and is in danger. Arjuna isopposed by forces both in front of him and
in his rear. He pierced the Kaurava ranks in the morning and he has not come back
yet though the greater part of the day is gone.
How is it that only Krishna's conch is heard? I fear Dhananjaya has
been slain and therefore Krishna has taken up arms. Satyaki, there is nothing you cannot
accomplish. Your bosom friend Arjuna, he, who taught you, is in mortal danger.
Often has Arjuna spoken to me admiringly of your great skill and
prowess. 'There is not another soldier like Satyaki,' he said to me when we were in the
forest. Oh, look there! The dust is rising that side. I am certain Arjuna has been
Jayadratha is a powerful warrior, and there are many enemy warriors
there helping him and resolved to die in defence of him. Go at once, Satyaki." Thus
did Dharma- putra speak in great trepidation.