~ 131. The Monkeys and Bears Celebrate ~


Angada led the monkeys and bears back to Kishkindha, hurrying to meet Sugriva's deadline. 
On the way they came to Madhuvana, a honey-park belonging to King Sugriva. "Honey for the monkeys who bring news of Sita!" shouted the monkeys. "We want honey! Give us honey!"
But Dadhimukha, the monkey who guarded the honey-park, stood his ground. "This grove belongs to King Sugriva!" he said. "The honey is his."
Undeterred, the monkeys and bears overwhelmed Dadhimukha. Even Angada joined in the fight and knocked Dadhimukha to the ground.
Then they got drunk on the honey, dancing and singing songs of victory. 

(from a scene later by the ocean)



Inspired by: Valmiki's Ramayana
Notes: This is the Sundara Kanda (Book 5), sarga 61.

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