The conclusion of the tale from the Ramayana.
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Sharpie: We left Queen Yudhisthira at the pool of enchantment, where her four siblings were lying dead.
Rolf: I need to know what happened next!
Edgar/Crane: Do not drink, O Queen, until you have answered my questions.
Sharpie/Queen: Who are you? What do you want?
Crane: I am not a bird, but a Yaksha!
Possum: And the Queen saw a vague outline of a huge being above crane, towering above the lofty trees, glowing like an evening cloud.
Queen: It seems I must obey, and answer your questions before I drink. Ask me what you will, and I will use what wisdom I have to answer you.
Possum: So the Yaksha, who was disguised as a crane, began asking questions that seemed impossible to answer.
Crane: What makes the sun move around the sky?
Queen: The Dharma, right behavior, duty and law, moves the Sun around the sky.
Crane: What is the true nature of the Sun?
Queen: Truth is the true nature of the Sun.
Possum: There were so many questions. Some of the questions concerned the duty of a religious person.
Crane: What is it, that when you cast it aside, makes you lovable?
Queen: When you cast aside pride, you become lovable.
Edgar: What is it, that when you cast it aside, makes you happy?
Queen: When you cast aside greed, you become happy.
Possum: Some of the questions were about philosophy and the meaning of life.
Crane: What is faster than the wind?
Queen: A person’s thoughts are faster than the wind.
Crane: What sort of person is most noble?
Queen: The person who desires the well-being of all creatures is most noble.
Possum: The Queen answered all the questions wisely and well. At last the Yaksha stopped asking questions, and revealed who he was. He was Yama-Dharma, the god of Death — and the Queen’s father.
Crane: It was I who took on the shape of a deer and stole the wood, so that you would have to chase after me. Now you may drink. And you may choose which of your siblings I bring back to life.
Queen: Bring Nakula back to life.
Crane: Why not the other three?
Queen: Nakula’s mother is Madri, and Kunthi is mother of the rest of us. Bring Nakula back so both Madri and Kunthi will still have a child.
Possum: Upon hearing this, Yama-Dharma began to fade away. He said, “You are truly just and wise. Because of your wisdom, love, and justice, I will return ALL of your siblings to life.”
Edgar: So the Crane was both the mysterious Voice, and also Yama-Dharma.
Sharpie: The Queen really was wise, wasn’t she?
Rolf: I’m glad the story has a happy ending.