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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Killing of the Squirrel and of the Tame Bird Summary & Analysis

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The Killing of the Squirrel and of the Tame Bird Summary

Cuchulain makes an open threat that if he sees Medb, he will hurl a stone at her and barely miss killing her. He later sees her from afar and fires his sling shot at her, killing the pet bird on her shoulder. He soon sees her again and repeats his deed from afar, this time killing a tame squirrel on her shoulder. She finally orders the men to build a canopy to carry over her so Cuchulain cannot shoot at her anymore.

The men of Ireland decide to pillage the lands Cuchulain holds dear, fighting with and terrorizing the people there. Fergus warns the men in the night to be on the lookout for Cuchulain, singing to them that if he sneaks up on them they will surely be...

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