3. Attack by Stratagem
This vivid simile of Ts`ao Kung is taken from the spectacle of an army of ants climbing a wall. The meaning is that the general, losing patience at the long delay, may make a premature attempt to storm the place before his engines of war are ready.
We are reminded of the terrible losses of the Japanese before Port Arthur, in the most recent siege which history has to record.blog comments powered by Disqus