No one can say where his path will take him, even for
the duration of a single day. More difficult still is to see
where one's path will intersect that of another warrior.
A warrior must always be alert for such meetings.
Some are generated by happenstance, and those may
be benign. But others are arranged with purpose. Those
must never be underestimated.
Fortunately, there are always signs. Before any trap is
sprung, it must be prepared and primed and armed. If
one reads the signs properly, the pattern of the attack
will be clear.
But one must always remember that launching a trap
is easier than defeating it.