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Shane Ross: False confidence will be fatal

Published 17/07/2011 | 05:00

THERE is a tall tale told of British pluck at the time of the Mau Mau wars in Kenya . . .

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One of the Brit colonials was found trussed to a tree by a passing patrol. He was delirious, battered and bruised, bleeding to death with a spear through his stomach pinning him to the trunk. Blood was everywhere.

One of the shocked rescue party stood and stared. After a few seconds of paralysis he somewhat tactlessly asked the dying man: "Does it hurt?"

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