For want of a nail the sh…

by epi

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 message was lost; for want of the message the battle was lost; for want of the battle the war was lost; for want of the war the kingdom was lost; and all for the want of a horseshoe nail.

A Wind in the Door, M. L’Engle, p. 179, Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers (1973)

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