What is that? says Findén: is it not enough for you to be in this assembly even as ye are?
It is not enough, say they.
What are the greatest evils ye have wrought? says the cleric.
We have burnt one more than half of the churches of Connaught10, and neither bishop nor priest got abatement of quarter at our hands.
Ye will not succeed11, says Finnén, in putting souls into the men ye have murdered; but there is one thing ye could do, to wit, building houses in place of the churches ye have burnt, and restoring everything else ye have destroyed in those churches. And I, says he, will put the vigour and strength of a hundred into each man of you, and I will banish from you weariness of feet and hands and small of back, and I will give you growth and profit which will never fail.