And he began: "Raama has sent me, Raama radiant like the Sun, Raama pleasant
to look at like the moon, Raama praised by all the rulers of the earth, Raama valiant like
Vishnu, Raama wise like Brihaspati, Raama handsome like Manmatha the god of love, Raama
whose words are ever sweet and true, Raama whose indignation is ever righteous and well
directed, Raama peerless warrior, Raama has sent me.
"While a Raakshasa in the shape of a
deer beguiled Raama and drew him away in the forest, you were left alone and Raavana
carried you off by force. Soon he will pay dearly for this evil deed. You will see it with
your own eyes. Soon the shafts of Raama and Lakshmana will strike Lanka and destroy it
along with Raavana and all his race.
At Raama's bidding have I come to you to
learn about your safety which is his constant concern. On Lakshmana's behalf I place at
your feet his respectful salutations. And so too homage from Sugreeva, the Vaanara king.