“There are no rules in war,” Marc replied.
In actuality there were tons of rules in war. There was an entire section in the family library devoted to them. The oddest of which being that muskets had to be of a certain length when fitted with a bayonet.
However, history was filled with scores of examples of an opponent breaking the rules to claim victory. The dead were in no position to raise a complaint with the crown. The victor will invariably claim the vanquished fought dishonourably.
“Correct, Marc,” Bertrand said with a warm smile. “Had enough for today?”
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