Vaisampayana said, “When that foremost of Brahmanas had gone away on someother errand, the maiden began to ponder over the virtue of thosemantras.
Vaisampayana said, “And that maiden of rigid vows. O mighty monarch, byserving with a pure heart, that Brahmana of rigid vows, succeeded ingratifying him.
“Kunti said, ‘According to thy promise, I will, O king, with concentratedmind, serve that Brahmana. O foremost of kings, I do not say thisfalsely. It is my nature to worship Brahmanas.
Janamejaya said, “What was that secret which was not revealed to Karna bythe deity of warm rays? Of what kind also were those ear-rings and ofwhat sort was that coat of mail?
“Karna said, ‘As thou, O lord of splendour, knowest me for thyworshipper, so also thou knowest that there is nothing which I cannotgive away in charity,
“Surya said, ‘Never do, O Karna, anything that is harmful to thy self andthy friends; thy sons, thy wives, thy father, and thy mother; O thou bestof those that bear life, people desire renown (in this world) and lastingfame in heaven, without wishing to sacrifice their bodies.
Janamejaya said,–“What, O Brahmana, was that great fear entertained byYudhishthira in respect of Karna, for which Lomasa had conveyed to theson of Pandu a message of deep import from Indra in these words,
“Markandeya continued, ‘When the night had passed away, and the solar orbhad risen, those ascetics, having performed their morning rites,assembled together.
“Markandeya said, ‘Meanwhile the mighty Dyumatsena, having regained hissight, could see everything. And when his vision grew clear he saweverything around him.
“Markandeya said, The powerful Satyavan then, accompanied by his wife,plucked fruits and filled his wallet with them. And he then began to fellbranches of trees.