"I do not agree with Hanumaan," said Angada. "Sugreeva has no love
or pity for me. He is sure to kill me. He is of a cruel nature. Remember how he killed my
father. He does not want me to live. He will find some excuse or other for killing me. He
regards me as an obstacle in his way and that of his progeny, who but for me would inherit
Kishkindha. To break a promise is nothing to him.
Did he not forget his solemn pledge to
Raama that he would search for and recover Seeta? Was it not only for fear of Lakshmana
and his bow that he sent us on tits search? My poor bereaved mother has succumbed to fear
and accepted Sugreeva's protection. She clings to life for my sake, Hearing that I am
dead, she will end her life. Alas! I am miserable and know not what to do."
"My death is certain", he said
again, "if I return to Kishkindha. It is far better to fast to death here."