Chapter: The Army on the March



The rising of birds in their flight is the sign of an ambuscade. Startled beasts indicate that a sudden attack is coming.


Birds will rise when startled, not just when men are around. The arrival of a large force will startle a large number of birds. Even a few birds rising may indicate an unknown number of troops moving in the area.

Learn to read the signs that nature offers you about the presence and movement of troops, both near and afar.

In business, look for the weak and indirect indicators of competitive action, such as busy suppliers and silent customers.