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The Cattle Raid of Cooley - The Deer-Stalking of Amargin Summary & Analysis

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The Deer-Stalking of Amargin Summary

The Ulstermen start to fight the Irish. Amargin blocks their path on the march by pelting them repeatedly with stones. Meanwhile, Curoi decides to face Cuchulain next. When he gets to the ford, however, he sees Cuchulain covered in wounds from his fight with Ferdiad. Curoi decides not to fight because if he wins, people will say it was not due to skill but because Cuchulain was already wounded from Ferdiad.

Curoi decides to hurl stones back at Amargin instead. Their stones keep meeting in the air and shatter, raining slivers of rocks on the men. Medb tells Curoi to stop because his efforts are killing more men than Amargin's rocks. Medb convinces Amargin to stop fighting them and says the army will not move forward for one day to give the Ulstermen more time to recover for a great battle...

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