Were his nurses comely or harsh-looking? Fionn would not know.
This was the one who picked him up when he fell, and that was the
one who patted the bruise. This one said: "Mind you do not tumble
in the well!"
And that one: "Mind the little knees among the nettles."
But he did tumble and record that the only notable thing about a
well is that it is wet. And as for nettles, if they hit him he hit
back. He slashed into them with a stick and brought them low. There
was nothing in wells or nettles, only women dreaded them. One
patronised women and instructed them and comforted them, for they
were afraid about one.
They thought that one should not climb a tree!
"Next week," they said at last, "you may climb this one," and
"next week" lived at the end of the world!