Concealing his disappointment as best he could, Yudhishthira addressed
"Great warrior, you are bound to keep the promise you have made
to, Duryodhana. You are the equal of Vasudeva in battle and Karna will have you as his
charioteer when he seeks Arjuna's life in the battle field.
Are you going to be the cause of Arjuna's death? Or are you going to
save him then? I know I cannot fairly ask this of you. Still I do."
To which Salya rejoined: "My lad, I have been tricked into giving
Duryodhana my word and I shall be ranged against you in battle.
But when Karna proceeds to attack Arjuna,
if I happen to be his charioteer, you may take it he will go to battle disheartened and
Arjuna shall be saved. Fear not.
The sorrows and insults, which were visited
on Draupadi and you all, will soon be an avenged memory.
Henceforth, yours will be good luck. No one
can prevent or alter what has been ordained by fate. I have acted wrongly. Bear with