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The Cattle Raid of Cooley Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Repeated Warning of Sualtaim Summary

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The Repeated Warning of Sualtaim Summary

Sualtaim, Cuchulain's father, hears of his son's difficulty. He rides to see his son and moans at the sight of him. This is upsetting for Cuchulain, who never wanted to appear weak and particularly not in front of his father. Cuchulain says he can fight no more and that he has fought every day from summer through the following spring and is covered in wounds completely. All the hairs have been singed off his body, and his best body part is his hand, which clasps his shield despite its wounds. Cuchulain says it is time that the Ulstermen raise arms.

Sualtaim goes back to his people and begs them all repeatedly, in all corners of the kingdom, to take up arms. They refuse to aid Cuchulain, saying it is treason to speak against the king of Ulster. At last...

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