“TELL me a story about when you were a great soldier. Tell me about one of the battles you won,” said a little boy to his grandfather.
The old man had been a colonel in the Austrian army for many years and could recount fierce tales of conquest by his troops. But today he shook his head as he took the boy upon his knee.
“I will tell you, instead,” he said, “of the greatest battle I ever lost, which was won by braver men than mine.” Continue reading