"I am in the family way," said one. "I have a great longing for
human flesh. I shall tear her out and make a meal of her soft body.
"We shall strangle her and report to
Raavana that she died of grief," said another. "The King is lost in unavailing
grief because of this obstinate woman. Once he knows that she is dead, he will forget all
about her and sleep soundly,"
Another said: "I long to eat her liver. It must be
Another added decisively: "Let us kill
her and share her limbs. Fetch some sauce and strong liquor. Let us feast on her and drink
and dance in the temple of Nikumbhila."
Hearing these horrible words and seeing
these terrible forms, Seeta broke down and cried aloud. Her physical courage failed and
nature had its way. She sobbed like a child; but even in her sobs her mind was clear and
it was fixed on Raama.