How false and undeserved is your reputation for manly virtue, for truth and
forbearance! What will the world think of you now? What harm have I ever done to you? Did
I come out to fight with you? You have killed me like an assassin concealing yourself
behind the trees. For a royal prince to kill an innocent person in this way is grievous
sin. You are unworthy for kingship.
The goddess Earth will never consent to
take you for a bridegroom. My greatest sorrow is that I am killed by a base and sinful
wretch. If it was battle with me you wanted, I would have given it to you, and slain by me
in fair combat you might have been lying in the dust as I do now.
"Or if it was help to recover your
Seeta I would have won her back for you in a day. I would have killed Raavana and dragged
his body with a rope round the neck and placed it at your feet. No matter where he has
hidden Seeta, I would have discovered her and restored her to you.