on," said Arjuna.
As Dhananjaya's chariot sped on towards Bhishma,
it met a hot reception from the grandsire, who covered it with his arrows.
But, Arjuna bent his bow and discharged three shafts which broke the
grandsire's bow. Bhishma picked up another bow but it too met the same fate. The
grandsire's heart was gladdened when he saw Arjuna's skill in archery.
"Hail, brave warrior!" applauded the grand- sire, even as, taking up another
bow; he poured shafts on Arjuna's chariot with unerring aim.
Krishna was not happy at the way Arjuna met the attack. The grandsire's bow was working
fiercely, but Arjuna's hands did not do their best, for his heart was not in it.
He had too much re d for his great grandsire. Krishna thought that, if Arjuna went on
like this, the army, which had been so badly demoralized already, would be utterly
destroyed and all would be lost.