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  1. 隘形者我先居之必盈之以待敵
  2. 若敵先居之盈而勿從不盈而從之
  3. 險形者我先居之必居高陽以待敵


8. With regard to narrow passes, if you can occupy them first, let them be strongly garrisoned and await the advent of the enemy.

9. Should the army forestall you in occupying a pass, do not go after him if the pass is fully garrisoned, but only if it is weakly garrisoned.

10. With regard to precipitous heights, if you are beforehand with your adversary, you should occupy the raised and sunny spots, and there wait for him to come up.