FROM Sampaati the Vaanaras learnt the place where Seeta was kept a prisoner in
the land of the Raakshasa, a hundred yojanas across the ocean. But of course it would not
do to return to Sugreeva at once with this second-hand information. They had outstayed the
allotted time and only outstanding success could save them from punishment. They could not
stop their search till they saw with their own eyes what Sampaati had described only then
could they fulfil Raama's purpose.
But then they had to cross the sea.
They went to the edge of the water and discussed matters.
"How can we cross the sea, enter Lanka, see Seeta and return?" Anxiety and fear
Angada said: "No matter bow bard the
task, one should never lose courage. Courage is the key to success. To lose heart is to
Then he asked each one of his followers to
state truly the maximum length that he could jump.