Commander-in-chief Prahasta rose like a great black cloud. "You, who subdued in
battle the Devas, Daanavas and Gandharvas, why should you, oh King of kings, feel anxious
because of these little creatures? It is true that the monkey came here and caught us
napping and did some mischief. But this sort of thing will never happen again.
If he comes again, I know how to manage him. I alone can destroy the
whole Vaanara race, if only you will order it, You need not fear any danger from this
indiscretion of yours, the abduction of Seeta."
Next Durmukha rose and roared: "We shall not let this monkey's bravado and undeserved
good luck go unavenged. I shall go- this very instant and destroy the Vaanara army, root
and branch, and return."