Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Ply the Maltese Cross

There were four new swords against us, and as the Mongol reeled I could only ply the Maltese Cross for my very life (that’s the Afghan’s last resort, an up-down-across pattern that no opponent can get by until you fall down exhausted, which happens after about ten seconds, in my condition).

Flashman and the Dragon, p.256, Fontana Paperback edition, 1986.

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