Monday, 4 April 2011

Stubborn little duck

      “Now, my dear Sir Harry, I must tell you,” says her majesty, with that stubborn little duck of the head that always made Palmerston think she was going to butt him in the guts, “I am quite determined to learn Hindoostanee.”

Flashman and the Mountain of Light, p.11, Fontana Paperback edition, 1991.

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