9. The Army on the March


In dry, level country, take up an easily accessible position with rising ground to your right and on your rear,

Tu Mu quotes T`ai Kung as saying: "An army should have a stream or a marsh on its left, and a hill or tumulus on its right."

so that the danger may be in front, and safety lie behind. So much for campaigning in flat country.

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