Then they bade farewell to Scáthach, and paid the fees for their training by her; and tidings of them are not told till they reached the country of the men of Catt.
What is this country? says one of them, or who is king over it?
This is the kingdom of the men of Catt, says Cúchulainn, and Aed the Red is king over it. Which of us without the night's guesting will obtain it from him? says Cúchulainn.
What is the place on which thou art going? say they.
I will go by the edges of this sea below, says Cúchulainn, to know whether I can get birds or winged things which I can take to the fort, so that the women and youths and womankind may marvel the more at their reaching them alive.
Do so, say they; and here we fare to the fort before thee.