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Cuchulain sends Laeg (his chariot driver) to the camp to speak to his foster brothers and find out who will fight him the next day. Laeg discovers that Cuchulain's own foster brother Ferbaeth is the next in line to fight him and is currently being wined and dined at Medb's tent.

When Cuchulain hears this, he is very sad because he does not want to fight a man he was raised with, learned to fight with and trained beside. Ferbaeth comes to Cuchulain in the night, and they embrace and talk for awhile. Ferbaeth will not, however, stand down from the fight. Cuchulain is angry that his close friend must fight him. He stomps on a holly wood spike, cutting his foot. He picks out the stake and throws it blindly over his shoulder in rage, piercing Ferbaeth in the back...

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