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For Want of a Nail

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

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*© 2010 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

This antique iron-rimmed wagon wheel has a nail protruding from one of the spokes. When I saw it all I could think of was the ancient proverb:

<i>For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.</i>

Variations of this saying go back as far as the 14th century, although it is most commonly associated with the Battle of Bosworth Field, where Richard III of England was killed.

Yes, it’s not a horseshoe nail, but hey – close enough for jazz – or art!

Sepia photograph shot at the Guilford, Connecticut fairgrounds on May 22, 2010.*


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