View Full Version : Cats or Rats? Facing Phobias.

Grace Elliot
May 15th, 2011, 02:52 PM
My mid week post involved the Emperor Napoleon and 30,000 rabbits. This reminded me of Napoleonís reputation for being afraid of cats. Apparently this was an open secret amongst friends and adversaries alike. Indeed, during an important political debate, an opponent got the upper hand, throwing Napoleon off his stride, merely by bringing the subject of cats into the conversation.
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Another example of this deep seated fear happened during the campaign for the Battle of Wagram. An Aide de Campe passed Napoleonís tent and became alarmed to hear screams and cries for help. Fearing his leader to be in moral danger, the Aide drew his sword and burst in to find Napoleon sweating profusely and stabbing the airÖbecause a stray cat had wandered into his tent.
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