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The Cattle Raid of Cooley Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Slaying of the Smith's Hound Summary

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The Slaying of the Smith's Hound Summary

After Fergus's story, Cormac contributes his own tale of Cuchulain's greatness from when he was six years old. In the tale, a talented blacksmith named Culann lives in Ulster and has prepared a feast for the king. As it is a modest meal for a modest man, Culann asks Conchobar not to bring many people. Conchobar sets off alone for the feast and comes upon the athletic fields.

Setanta is tending the goal on a hurling field, and 150 boys are trying unsuccessfully to score on him. He is, in turn, scoring 150 goals against them. Conchobar mentions to Fergus that he cannot believe the skill of the boy. Fergus mentions that as he grows older, his feats will become more amazing. Conchobar invites the boy to the feast, but he declines, saying the boys are not tired of...

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