Feeling very pleased with the hospitality, he called the waiting
attendants one-day and said to them:
"I must reward you all who have treated me and my soldiers with so
much love and attention. Please tell. Kunti's son that he should let me do this, and bring
me his consent."
The servants went and told their master, Duryodhana, this. Duryodhana,
who was all the time moving unobserved with the party waiting on Salya and his soldiers,
at once took this opportunity to present himself before Salya, and say how honoured he
felt at Salya's acceptance of the Kaurava hospitality.
This amazed Salya whom till then had no suspicion of the truth, and he
was also touched by the chivalry of Duryodhana in lavishing kingly hospitality on a
partisan of the Pandavas.
Greatly moved, he exclaimed, "How noble and kind of you! How can I
Duryodhana replied: "You and your forces should fight on my side.
This is the reward I ask of you."