Ramavijaya. 31 with some bad motive." "Is this your affection towards your brother?" exclaimed Sita. li While Rama is actu- ally in distress, you refuse to help him. Methinks you wish your brother's death and marry me after him." At this accusation Lakshuman shed tears and, having drawn a line around the parnakutika with his dhanushaban, said to her, " I am now going to help Rama. Look at this line. I beg you not to go behind it, and: if you go, you will be in distress." So saying Lakshuman left the parnakutika with his dhanushaban ; and when he went far off, Havana disguised himself as a Fakir* peeped at Sita through the door of the hut and cried out in a plaintive tone, *' Is there anybody in? E am a fakir here and dying of hunger. It will be a great meritorious act, if some one comes oui and gives me something to eat." Sita, who was full of kindness, came out and said,." Please sit down there. Rama will be presently he-re-; and as soon as he comes, he will attend to your wants/' " I sha1% not live until Rarna comes here. If you now give • me something to eat, I shall bless you/' So saying he threw bimself on the ground and pretended to be worse* Sita was alarmed and left the line- to give him? succor, when Ravana immediately caught hold! of her an d said, " Do not be alarmed. I am Ravana,, the king of Lanka, I am now going to take you to my kingdom. Quietly follow me.'' Sita rolled on the grousnd and violently cried, imploring him to leave her where she was. Her tears and entreaties did not move him in the least. He seated her in a chariot and set out for Lanka. Sita/ all the time cried aloud the name of Rama, which Ja- tayn heard and went to her rescuse. " Ravana," said Jataym, " I command you to set Sita at liberty; and if you disobey me, I shall instantly kill you." «' Who art thou,>y replied Ravana. "What thoti hast to d® * An ascetic.