Heathcote trembled with delight as he stood over the fallen King Milton. He was poised to land the finishing blow and settle the grudge. He proclaimed proudly, "Victory is mine, Milton." But Milton only looked up in pity at his old friend. "What meaning lies in such things as victory or defeat? None whatsoever." oblivious to the meaning behind Milton's words, Heathcote pierced the defeated ruler's chest.