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Don't despise your foe, nor start any action Till you find a place to besiege him. A fortress gives numerous advantages Even to men of strength and valour. Even the weak can fight enemies with determination If they choose the right place. When fighters fight from strategic locations, Enemies lose their strategic plans. A crocodile prevails in deep waters; But when out of water, others prevail over it. A mighty chariot cannot run in the sea, Nor a boat navigate land. No other aid than courage is needed If one ponders from which place to pounce. A large army will lose its morale If driven to a place meant for a small one. Men on their own ground are hard to tackle Even when they lack fortress and strength. A fearless tusker that defies spearman, if caught in a bog, Will be overcome by jackals.