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As Fergus prepares to go off to speak with Cuchulain, Etarcumul asks to go along so that he might see the mighty warrior. Fergus makes the boy promise that he will not pick a fight with Cuchulain, because Fergus will not be able to protect him if he does. They set off, and Cuchulain greets his old friend heartily, promising to give him the best fowl and fish he can catch to eat.

Fergus stays only long enough to discuss the agreement. Cuchulain will fight only one man at a time. Cuchulain agrees and asks the boy Etarcumul what he is staring at. Etarcumul replies that he is staring in wonder at Cuchulain. Etarcumul says he finds Cuchulain to be beautiful and majestic but does not consider him a warrior.

Cuchulain is very angry but will not harm Etarcumul...

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