It was soon diner time; eric sat all the way across the table, facing the counselor. The table had 22 seats, but were all unoccupied. “Why are we dinning alone?” eric had to ask. The councilor simply answered: “all the commanders whom usually dine at this table are at war with the general, fighting for our country.” eric heard the counselor, and realized what he was doing. “the third time …” eric thought, “That’s the third time the general’s counselor mentioned that the general was fighting for our country, why is that?”