"Indeed, it is easy to talk so," quoth Cormac Conlongas son of Conchobar.
Conchobar seizes on Derdriu, but she continues to love the dead.
We are further told that at the court of Conchobar no one had the right to speak before the Druids had spoken.
They meet Cuscraid son of Conchobar and there were heavy wounds on him.
He took to flight then, till he took refuge under the cushion of Conchobar's couch.
"Thou knowest naught of the way, little boy," said Conchobar.
Conchobar is variously said to be son of Nessa by her husband Cathbad, or by her lover Fachtna.
Conchobar gave him other two spears and a shield and a sword.
Then Conchobar had a pillar-stone set up at his head and another at his feet, and between them a bed apart was made for him.
Conchobar gave him his own two spears and his shield and his sword.