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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Youthful Exploits of Cuchulain Summary & Analysis

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The Youthful Exploits of Cuchulain Summary

This chapter opens with Fergus relating a story from when he lived in the kingdom of Ulster. As soon as Conchobar becomes king, he divides his time into three segments: watching the youth play sports, playing chess and strategy games and finally eating, drinking and sleeping. A young lad, the king's nephew, wants to go and play with Conchobar's son Folloman. The boy is unwelcome in their gang, but he jumps into a game of hurling and surprises them with his ability. They get angry and all attack him. The boy is able to magically ward off 150 youths with his toys and bare hands.

Suddenly, the little boy begins seizing, his face contorting, and he begins to conquer his opponents. He runs toward the castle gates, where Fergus and Conchobar are playing chess. Conchobar grabs the child's hand and...

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