Competent spies and the esteemed codes of law-
Consider these two as the eyes of a king.
It is the duty of the monarch to acquire at once
Knowledge of all that happens each day among all men.
Without assessing the intelligence reports of spies
A king cannot enjoy conquests.
The working staff, close kindred and known enemies-
All such men are the investigation of spies.
An able spy is he who can assume an unsuspicious disguise,
Is fearless when caught and never betrays his secrets.
Disguised as a monk or a mendicant, the worthy spy moves about
Investigating all, never growing careless, whatever may be done.
A spy must ferret out hidden facts,
Assuring himself that knowledge found is beyond doubt.
Before believing a spy's espionage,
Have another spy espy the information.
See that spies do not know each other, and accept their findings
Only when three reports agree.
One must not openly honor spies.
To do so is to divulge one's own secrets.
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