Hence that general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
All we need do is attack some other place that he will be obliged to relieve.
Therefore, a prince who has a strong city, and had not made himself odious, will not be attacked
, or if any one should attack
he will only be driven off with disgrace; again, because that the affairs of this world are so changeable, it is almost impossible to keep an army a whole year in the field without being interfered with.
But, on the other hand, should we not satisfy ourselves why he does wish to attack anything?
Some sinister influence has been at work, and I admit that I have suspected Lady Arabella--that is why I questioned you so closely about the mongoose and its strange attack upon Lady Arabella.
Mademoiselle Stangerson had, no doubt, her own reasons for so doing, since she had told her father nothing of it, and had made it understood to the examining magistrate that the attack
had taken place in the night, during the second phase.
It is impossible to attack
the state of his faculties: there is no case to go into court with, so far.
But often a pause so gained lengthened out until it evolved into a complete cessation from the attack
Still, to betray hesitation or fear would be to discover his actual weakness, and to invite attack
Hold yourself in readiness in case of an attack
, but do not fire without my orders.
Still it was a ghastly sight, and one from which we were glad to escape; indeed, I never remember anything of the kind that affected me more than seeing those gallant soldiers thus put out of pain by the red-handed medicine men, except, indeed, on one occasion when, after an attack
, I saw a force of Swazis burying their hopelessly wounded /alive/.
He reported that his regiment had been attacked
by French cavalry and that, though the attack
had been repulsed, he had lost more than half his men.