THE women druids, his guardians, belonged to his father's
people. Bovmall was Uail's sister, and, consequently, Fionn's aunt.
Only such a blood-tie could have bound them to the clann-Baiscne,
for it is not easy, having moved in the world of court and camp, to
go hide with a baby in a wood; and to live, as they must have
lived, in terror.
What stories they would have told the child of the sons of
Morna. Of Morna himself, the huge-shouldered, stern-eyed, violent
Connachtman; and of his sons—young Goll Mor mac Morna in
particular, as huge-shouldered as his father, as fierce in the
onset, but merry-eyed when the other was grim, and bubbling with a
laughter that made men forgive even his butcheries. Of Cona'n Mael
mac Morna his brother, gruff as a badger, bearded like a b