One afternoon, Parasurama went to sleep with his head on the lap of his student Karna. After some time, he sensed some wetness on his body and woke up to find young Karna bleeding profusely from a wound in his thigh. While Parasurama was asleep, an insect had crept in and bit Karna in his thigh, causing the bleeding. But Karna who just didn’t want to disturb his teacher’s slumber, bore the trenchant pain stoically.