MADANA: Tonight is thy last night.

VASANTA: The loveliness of your body will return tomorrow to the inexhaustible stores of spring. The ruddy tint of thy lips freed from the memory of Arjuna's kisses, will bud anew as a pair of fresk asoka leaves, and the soft, white glow of thy skin will be born again in a hundred fragrant jasmine flowers.

CHITRA: O gods, grant me this prayer! Tonight, in its last hour let my beauty flash its brightest, like the final flicker of a dying flame.

MADANA: Thou shalt have thy wish.