Napoleon got a second chance;
He took a French leave from the isle of Elba
To rule again in France.*
*After which ensued the Hundred Days’ War, Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo, and his permanent exile on the island of St. Helena. If the Little Corporal ever did utter the palindrome “Able was I ere I saw Elba”, he certainly wasn’t able after he left it either.
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