In another part of the battle-field Sugreeva and Angada were discussing.
"Why are the Vaanaras thus beginning to scatter in fear? What has happened?"
Angada answered, "Do you not know that
Raama and Lakshmana are lying wounded?"
Sugreeva said: "It is not that. Look
at the way they are running helter-skelter. There must be some other reason for it."
Then he learnt that the Vaanaras, who had
suffered at the hands of Indrajit, mistook Vibheeshana for him and were frightened. He
sent Jaambavaan to rally the troops by disabusing them of this fear. Vibheeshana looked at
Raama and Lakshmana. When he saw them wounded, covered with arrows all over, and unable to
fight, he broke down crying, "It is all over. What more is there to do?"
Sugreeva turned to Sushena, his uncle, and
said: "Take Raama and Lakshmana to Kishkindha. I shall kill Raavana, redeem Seeta,
and bring her there."
Sushena answered: "There are herbs
which can heal the wounds of the princes and restore them to health. Some of us know where
these herbs are to be found. Here is Hanumaan. If you send him, he will fetch the