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Next up to fight Cuchulain is Calatin and his twenty-seven sons and their sons. These men are very skilled fighters, who tip their weapons and spears and arrows with poison. They are known to be very accurate throwers and have never missed their mark before. They decide to fight him all at once, arguing that Calatin's body extends into his offspring and that they are therefore one person.

Fergus is very upset over this and feels certain Cuchulain will fall at the hands of the poisoners. He begs someone to go watch the fight for him and report. The men throw their spears at Cuchulain. None miss their mark, but Cuchulain is fast with his shield. None of the spears cut him. Cuchulain pulls out his sword to chop the spears from his shield. While he does this, the...

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