A compendium of Flashman quotes, that was produced one damned entry at a time.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Too close a shave
…I decided to complete my misery by shaving my whiskers — that’s how reduced I was. When I’d done, and stared at my naked chops in the glass, remembering how Elspeth had adored my face-furniture and sworn they were what had first won her girlish heart, I could have wept.
Flashman and the Mountain of Light, p.47, Fontana Paperback edition, 1991.