Monday, July 19, 2010

Napoleon Broods

Napoleon is in his tent on Extross. He sets his book down. He is thinking steadily about what he has just finished reading. He gazes at the title, “The History of The Emperor Napoleon.” He speaks solemnly to himself, “Exile at St. Helena. Defeated by Wellington.” He gets up and walks to his map and deliberates over the first campaign.

“Only one of us can ultimately win. There will definitely be deception of the greatest degree. It’s certain I cannot trust that piece of crap, Talleyrand. So much for trusted subordinates. Caesar and Hannibal are natural enemies as are Cyrus and Alexander, but I separate Hannibal from Caesar. I will, therefore, face either Hannibal or Caesar in the first campaign, maybe both.”

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