[Northkeep] [Fwd: FW: Puns for the Educated...]
talana1 at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 19 14:55:26 PDT 2010
Alexander the Great was the most able military commander of any age. The secret to his success was communication between the various bands of soldiers, archers, slingers, and cavalrymen of his army. Because his army was so vast, shouted messages could not be heard from one end of it to the other, and runners were too slow for his satisfaction. So he invented an ingenious system of banner poles with strips of cloth of various colors, each to indicate the hour in which a particular band of men would attack, so everyone would know when to do what. Thus was the beginning of Alexander's Rag-Time Band.
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