Your brother was defeated and disgraced and ran for dear life and concealed
himself for safety. Now he has returned and raises this noise. Your brother is not such a
fool as to challenge you again so soon after the punishment you inflicted on him unless he
was assured of help and protection from an invincible ally of tried prowess. Did you
not observe that his very roar of challenge had a new note of confidence in it? I shall
tell you what I heard from Angada who had it from our scouts who range the forests.
Two princes of unrivalled valour, Raama and
Lakshmana have come from Ayodhya and Sugreeva has secured the promise of their assistance.
After all, my lord, your brother is virtuous and brave. Why should you hate him? Who in
the world is closer to us than be? He will be your devoted servant and strong ally. It is
best to for get the past and make it up with Sugreeva. My dear Lord, listen to my