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MR-Disc: What a Defeated Knight Should Think
Then the emperor asked what a knight defeated in battle
should think, to which the king replied:
"A defeated knight should harbor six thoughts: the first is that
only God can grant victory; the second is that God, who favored
his opponent, may yet favor him; the third is that he should be
humble before his Creator and fellow men; the fourth is that
some of the world's noblest princes have been vanquished; the
fifth is that, for his sins, he deserves discomfiture and even
worse, and the sixth is that Fortune's wheel has been pleased to
turn against him."
* Do you have a problem with any of these?
* Any additional thoughts?
* Could these apply off the battlefield as well?
* Have such thoughts crossed your mind in defeat?
* Per que` Joanot Martorell ni Marti' Joan de Galba no varen mantenir cap
relacio' com a escriptors amb els lletraferits del seu temps?
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia
Carpe dulcem diem -- Seize a nice day.
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