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In the morning, the Irish troops reach an impassable river. Medb orders the men to try crossing it, and a man named Uala fails and drowns. Medb has the men erect a grave for Uala, and the stream is named for him. Meanwhile, Cuchulain follows the men closely, killing many of them with his slingshot.

Medb orders the army to go fight Cuchulain in the open, but they refuse to meet him in one-to-one battle. They walk along the stream until they come to a place where it is narrower by a mountain. Medb decides that the men must tunnel through the mountain to leave a scar on the land of Ulster.

As the men are tunneling, they make a more permanent camp with cattle stalls and stables for the livestock. They finally are able to cross the stream, driving the...

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