Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Devil's in the Details

I was waxing nostalgic today.

Any one remember this one?

For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost.
For the want of a shoe, the rider was lost.
For the want of a rider, the battle was lost.
For the want of a battle, the kingdom was lost.
All for the want of a horseshoe nail.


  1. Haven't heard that one in a looooonnnnngggg time!

  2. Jeanne,
    You're the only other person I've found who's heard this!

  3. Love this...Madeleine L'Engle referenced it in A Wind in the Door and it's stayed with me ever since. I think it's why I worry about Glenn Beck so much. :D