Bheeshma agrees with the emissary 'Whatever you say is right. As a brahmin you have spoken frankly and bluntly. Pandavas have suffered a lot! They must regain their kingdom. Arjuna is surely an expert in the use of weapons. Who is capable of defeating Arjuna?..
Even before Bheeshma completes his talk Karna, very angry, looks at Duryodhana and interrupts Bheeshma and accosts the brahmin 'Hey Brahmin! You spoke things which are known to all beings. What is the point of repeating the same things again and again. Having lost, Yudhisthira went to the forest as per the agreement. But he is not honoring the agreement now when he asks for the kingdom. Duryodhana will not give away even a foot of the land on a threat. If it is right he will give away the whole kingdom. If Yudhisthira wants the kingdom, he has to first complete another twelve years in the forest. He can then come and settle here. What he is seeking is not dharma and if he wants to forsake dharma and is ready for a war, let him fight with us and learn his lessons.'
Bheeshma is totally angered by Karna's behaviour and his posturing. 'Radheya, what is the use of your idle talk. Have you forgotten what happened to you in the recent conflict wiht Arujuna. If we do not listen to this brahmin and decide go to war, it is certain that we will all be dead and our bodies will be strewn around in the mud!.
Dhirtharashtra interevenes, pacifies Bheeshma and silences Karna with 'Bheeshma has the right advice which is in the interest of pandavas, us and the world! I will think about it and will depute Sanjaya to meet the pandavas and convey my thoughts to them.' He then sends back the brahmin emissary with due honors and sends for Sanjaya.