Knowledge Without Understanding

To avoid patrols on the main roads we have to go through a dark wood, within which are creatures known as pitchlings. Salvador knows something about them, and shares his knowledge with us. 'Also, we can hold unlit torches, and if a pitchling comes within 100', they will burst in to flames.' Salvador considers this for a moment. 'I don't know if that's a diplomatic option, though.'

'What do you mean?'

'I don't think it's the best idea to make pitchlings burst in to flames when all we want is safe passage through their woods.'

'I think it's the unlit torches that burst in to flames, not the pitchlings.'

'That does make more sense.'

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