tying up Marufci, Sugriva, Angad, Jambuvant and other
monkeys to the chariot for the amusement of their mother, •
drove to their abode. They told Sita that they had made
Kama and his brothers insensible in the field of war and
killed all their warriors. " Here are the monkeys," said
they, "we have brought for your amusement." Sita knew
them and did not come out, because they might feel
ashamed of their state. She said to her sons, " Let the
monkeys go away. We shall never keep them here."
The boys then went and untied them. The monkeys
came and informed Bam a of what they bad seen. In the
meantime, Yalmika returned from Fatal ; and, having
been informed of what had happened, he went and brought
all the warriors to life by sprinkling water over them from
his * Kamandalu. The Rishi then gave the two boys and
Sita in charge of Rama, who heartily embraced them.
Shortly after, Rama took leave of Yalmika and returned
to Ayodya with his sons and completed the ashwarnedha.
* The water pot used by an ascetic and religious student.