Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fog and Friction

From the short story by C.D.B. Bryan.

From these things the army was taught the nature of the place and how the slope of the hill and the necessity to the time demanded more than one plan and order for the art of war. Different legions, some in one part, others in another, fought the enemy. And the view was obstructed by very thick hedges. Sure support could not be placed, nor could it be seen what work would be necessary in which part, nor could all the commands be administered by one man. Therefore, against so much unfairness of things, various consequences ensued.


  1. From The Prince,
    things frequently arise and incidents occur against which the heavens have not wished any provision to be made

  2. From First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells,
    So utterly at variance is Destiny with all the little plans of men.