It is then that Medb went with a third of the host with her to Cuib to seek the Bull; and Cú Chulainn went after her. Now on the road of Midluachair she had gone to harry Ulster and Cruthne as far as Dun Sobairche. Cú Chulainn saw something: Bude Mac Bain from Sliab Culinn with the Bull, and fifteen heifers round him; and his force was sixty men of Ailill’s household, with a cloak folded round every man. Cú Chulainn comes to them.
‘Whence have you brought the cattle?’ said Cú Chulainn.
‘From the mountain yonder,’ said the man.’
‘Where are their cow-herds?’ said Cú Chulainn.
‘He is as we found him,’ said the man.
Cú Chulainn made three leaps after them to seek speech with them as far as the ford. It is there he said to the leader:
‘What is your name?’ said he.
‘One who fears you not(?) and loves you not; Bude Mac Bain,’ said he.
‘This spear at Bude!’ said Cú Chulainn. He hurls at him the javelin, so that it went through his armpits, and one of the livers broke in two before the spear. He kills him on his ford; hence is Ath Bude. The Bull is brought into the camp then. They considered then that it would not be difficult to deal with Cú Chulainn, provided his javelin were got from him.