7. Maneuvering

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He will conquer who has learnt the artifice of deviation.

See supra, SS. 3, 4.

Such is the art of maneuvering.

With these words, the chapter would naturally come to an end. But there now follows a long appendix in the shape of an extract from an earlier book on War, now lost, but apparently extant at the time when Sun Tzu wrote. The style of this fragment is not noticeable different from that of Sun Tzu himself, but no commentator raises a doubt as to its genuineness.

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