Thursday, 8 April 2010

Grin and agree

Speaking from a safe distance, I can say it was a sound scheme. Hearing it proposed for the first time I thought it was fit to loosen the bowels of a bronze statue – but the hellish thing is, whatever a general suggests, you can do nothing but grin and agree.

Flashman in the Great Game, pp.277-8, Pan edition, 4th printing, 1979.

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