As Sita lay sobbing on the ground, the sons of the rishi Valmiki called to their father and ran to help her.
"So she has come," Valmiki said to himself. He was not surprised, for the gods had revealed this to him in a vision.
Still, Valmiki was moved to pity when he saw the queen. She began to explain what had happened, but he interrupted her. "Say no more," Valmiki assured her. "I know you aren't to blame, and my home is yours."
Valmiki brought her to the ashram, and Sita lived there with Valmiki's family and his followers.
Inspired by: Valmiki's Ramayana.
Notes: This is the Uttara Kanda (Book 7), sarga 48.