academie: KWDS

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Jun 5 16:06:10 PDT 2001


On Tue, Jun 05, 2001 at 03:40:58PM -0700, Sharon wrote:

> 	The oath says (for the benefit of the non-fencers who may be
> reading this) .  " You shall always be merciful, and whereas it may happen
> that you have the upper hand of your enemy, that is to say, under your
> feet, or without weapon, or some other advantage, you shall not kill him,
> if he be a true subject of Atlantia, ..."

But you're a woman and I'm a man, so everyone knows you always have
the advantage of me. And I'm a true subject of Atlantia.

Thus, you must be merciful to me at all times. Q. E. D.

-- gb


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