The award was presented on the morning of Tuesday, March 17, in the auditorium of the Wal-Martgeneral offices, where Dad had held forth on so many Saturday mornings. The room was filled withseveral hundred of his associates, and their affection for Dad on this special day was particularly moving. When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song. Then make everybody else sing with you. Strasbourg began to echo with the fame of this foreign count. But the next morning, Thursday, August 25, as Marshal Broglio was walking on the Esplanade, a soldier, who had formerly201 been in the regiment of the Crown Prince at Potsdam, and who knew the Crown Prince perfectly, having seen him hundreds of times, but who had deserted and entered the French service, came to the marshal, with much bowing and embarrassment, and assured him that Count Dufour was no less than the King of Prussia. 鈥淣o, it is not done,鈥?said Maggie. 鈥淭oo much is done 鈥?more than we can ever remove the trace of. But I will go no farther. Don鈥檛 try to prevail with me again. I couldn鈥檛 choose yesterday.鈥? This is a funny thing to do, this looking back on your life trying to figure out how all the pieces cametogether. I guess anybody would find it a little strange, but it's really odd for somebody like me becauseI've never been a very reflective fellow, never been one to dwell in the past. If I had to single out oneelement in my life that has made a difference for me, it would be a passion to compete. That passion haspretty much kept me on the go, lookingahead to the next store visit, or the next store opening, or thenext merchandising item I personally wanted to promote out in those storeslike a minnow bucket or aThermos bottle or a mattress pad or a big bag of candy. 鈥淣ever mind,鈥?said the king; 鈥渋t is a cheap price to pay for escaping an attack from Pandours in the rear, while such a battle was raging in front.鈥? THE YOUNG LORDS OF SAXONY ON A WINTER CAMPAIGN.