A year passed, and one day as he was sitting at judgement there
came a great noise from without, and this noise was so persistent
that the people and suitors were scandalised, and Fiachna at last
ordered that the noisy person should be brought before him to be
It was done, and to his surprise the person turned out to be the
She blamed him in the court before his people, and complained
that he had taken away her cow, and that she had not been paid the
four cows he had gone bail for, and she demanded judgement from him
"If you will consider it to be justice, I will give you twenty
cows myself," said Fiachna.
"I would not take all the cows in Ulster," she screamed.
"Pronounce judgement yourself," said the king, "and if I can do