A compendium of Flashman quotes, that was produced one damned entry at a time.
Friday, 7 August 2009
General or Colonel So-and-so
These Russian civil servants are a bad lot – pompous, stupid and rude at best. They come in various grades, each with a military title – so that General or Colonel So-and-so turns out to be someone who neglects the parish sanitation or keeps inaccurate records of livestock.
Flashman at the Charge, p.128, Pan edition, 5th printing, 1979.