Raama, Lakshmana and Sugreeva are ever thinking of you. It is my good fortune to
have seen you alive. Now there will be no more of loss of time. Soon Raama, Lakshmana and
Sugreeva, accompanied by the whole Vaanara army, will descend on Lanka. I am Sugreeva's
minister. My name is Hanumaan. I crossed the sea and reached Lanka. You may take it that
my foot is already on the head of the evil-minded Raavana.
By Raama's grace, even more than by my own
prowess have I, his servant, crossed the sea to behold you. Do not suspect me. Have faith
in my words, mother." So said Hanumaan with tears in his eyes. These sweet
words of Hanumaan acting on her great love for Raama and confidence in him, put an end to
Seeta's fears and gave her courage and faith.
"Forgive my suspicion, O Vaanara
friend," she said. "Deceived by the Raakshasa and surrounded by his artifices, I
am prone to needless fear. O friend and messenger of Raama! How did you first meet Raama?
How did the Prince make friends with the Vaanaras? Tell me all".