Azada gazes pitifully but silently on the slaughtered gazelles. Bahram angrily pushes her off his mount and tramples her to death, resolving never again to take a woman with him when he goes hunting.
[Thus in the oldest Mss., and in most of the copies displayed on this site; Azada dies without saying a word. Mohl's vss. 195-196 (which are also in Khaleghi's Ms. Q2] have the girl insult the king, saying that he had acted like a div, not a man. This is an interesting attempt to provide some justification (or at least an explanation) for the king's cruelty.]