Angada went accordingly to the king's apartment and informed him of Lakshmana's
visit. But Sugreeva was in no condition to, understand. Angada saw this and took counsel
with the ministers' as to what should be done. Hanumaan and some of the fellow ministers
gently explained what was happening and Sugreeva was at last roused from his tipsy
Sugreeva said: "I am not at fault, am
I? Why should my friends Raama and Lakshmana be angry with me? Some enemy must have
carried tales and set them up against me."
Hanumaan answered: "It is my duty, O
king, to say these things and I say them. Do not be angry with me. We have delayed in
carrying out our promise to Raama. We have forgotten Raama's grief. It is late, but not
too late. Hence let us do quickly what we should. Let us seek forgiveness from Lakshmana.
Let us, without further delay, take steps to fulfil our promise to Raama."