A compendium of Flashman quotes, that was produced one damned entry at a time.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
A cheery place
Oh, it was a cheery place alright, this great empire of Russia as I first saw it in the autumn of ’54 – a great ill-worked wilderness ruled by a small landed aristocracy with their feet on the necks of a huge human-animal population, with Cossack devils keeping order when required.
Flashman at the Charge, p.126, Pan edition, 5th printing, 1979.