The cavalryman was galloping down the road, rushing to catch up with his regiment.
Suddenly his horse stumbled and pitched him to the ground.
Lying in the dirt with a broken leg, terrified of the approaching enemy, the soldier called out: "All you saints in heaven, help me get up on my horse!" Then, with superhuman effort, he leaped onto the horse's back and fell off the other side.
Once again on the ground, he called to the heavens: "All right, just half of you this time!"