Monday, 28 March 2011

Burning down a house

Next to the wreck of a human body, nothing looks so foul as a pretty house in its setting, when the smoke eddies from the roof, and the glare shines in the windows, and the air shakes with heat.

Flashman and the Dragon, p.283, Fontana Paperback edition, 1986.

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