I am grappling with a sentence here, which is rather poetic in nature and is way beyond my intuitive knowledge of English. Please help!
"From three attempts a single one affirmed the chance for success."
The contextual meaning is that there were three attempts made and only one of them was successful. It was successful because the chance was affirmed.
Is the sentence in question grammatically correct? Or can it be rephrased for compactness: "A single of three attempts affirmed the chance for success."