This one comes with some context. If you’ve ever read The Mysterious Benedict Society, you’ll recognize the quote. But for those of you who haven’t, I encourage you read it. πŸ˜‰

There was this problem on a quiz the main character, Reynie, has to solve. The chess board looks like the picture, and the question was “according to the rules of chess, is this position possible?”. (It is, if white had led the game by moving out a knight, and then after black moved, pulled it back) When asked to explain why a player might make such a move, Reynie says “Perhaps because he doubted himself”. Later, when he is doubting himself at the last minute, he was reminded of the chess problem with this quote:

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I like to remember this quote when I’m in doubt. Have a wonderful, chessy, doubtless week. πŸ˜€

~ Kat

Special thanks to my sister for taking this picture just for this meme!! You ROCK!!!! ❀

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