9.24

Chapter: The Army on the March 9.24
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Translation:

Humble words and increased preparations are signs that the enemy is about to advance. Violent language and driving forward as if to the attack are signs that he will retreat.

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Commentary

The enemy will try to deceive you in their speech and visible actions, most typically by trying appear they are deciding what they are not. Appearing to leave is hence intended to relax you, while appearing to prepare for battle is intended to make you pause.