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The Harrying of Cooley Summary

Medb decides that the troops should divide because the road is narrow. She and Fergus take half the troops and livestock on one road, and Ailill takes the other half another way. Ailill suspects that something is wrong and asks his chariot driver to go spy on Medb and Fergus.

The driver finds Medb and Fergus having an affair. He takes Fergus's sword from the sheath and brings it to Ailill, who understands the significance of an unattended sword. When Fergus leaves Medb's tent and finds the sword missing, he panics a bit and is ashamed to have wronged his friend. He goes into the forest and carves a wooden sword. Later, he goes to Ailill, supposedly to play chess. Ailill laughs at him.

Meanwhile, Cuchulain is riding in close pursuit of the armies and comes to another river ahead of...

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