• Open the history of the past at whatsoever page you will and there you shall find coincidence at work bringing about events that the merest chance might have averted. Indeed, coincidence may be defined as the tool used by Fate to shape the destinies of men and nations.

    Rafael Sabatini (2016). “Delphi Complete Works of Rafael Sabatini (Illustrated)”, p.3115, Delphi Classics