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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Slaying of Orlam Summary & Analysis

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The Slaying of Orlam Summary

In the morning, Medb's troops head out after Cuchulain. Cuchulain looks down in the valley and is shocked that the men have chopped down all the trees. Cuchulain approaches one of the men, who is making spare parts for the chariots ruined in the battle the day before.

The worker does not realize who Cuchulain is and begs for his help so he can set off before Cuchulain attacks. Cuchulain begins to quickly repair the chariots. The man is astounded with Cuchulain's skill and speed. He asks for his helper's name. When Cuchulain reveals his identity, the man thinks he is surely done for.

Cuchulain insists he will not kill an unarmed man and asks where the troops are hiding. The man indicates where the troops are located and rushes off to his master. Cuchulain takes an alternate way, challenges the...

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