"No it is not." Then she turned to Rama. "Please catch it!" She
pleaded. "I want to keep it as a pet. If you cannotcatch it! Alive, at least get me
its beautiful skin."
Rama wanted to please Sita. He took his bow and arrow. He
assured her, "Sita, I shall catch it alive, or I shall kill it, and give you its
Before leaving, he called Lakshmana and told him, "Lakshmana, don't leave Sita
alone. It may take some time before I return with the deer.
Rama started chasing the deer. It ran here and there. Sometimes it just disappeared.
Thus it drew Rama a along way from the ashrama.
At last Rama aimed an arrow at the deer, and shot it.