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The Cattle Raid of Cooley Chapter Summary & Analysis - The March of the Host Summary

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The March of the Host Summary

Medb and Ailill set up camp. On one path, Ailill, Fergus and Cormac camp with their men; on the other path, Medb and the women camp. The narrator interjects that one of the women, Flidais, will later sleep with Fergus and become the women to bring milk and water to all the men of Ireland. Medb wants to stay to the rear of the troops so she can ride among the men and learn who is eager and who is hesitant to fight.

Medb learns that only one man among the warriors is eager to fight. This makes her angry, because she can see that they are good workers. They are well organized and good fighters. Ailill asks her what she wants to do. She does not want them to fight for her and will not send them home...

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