Thursday, 19 May 2011

Solemn as priests

…Dinanath, old Bhai Ram Singh, and Azizudeen were present, solemn as priests. It was eerie, knowing that they were all well aware that their Wazir had tried to murder me a few hours earlier, and that I’d rioted with their Maharani in this very chamber. There wasn’t so much as a flicker on the handsome, bearded faces; damn good form, the Sikhs.

Flashman and the Mountain of Light, p.115, Fontana Paperback edition, 1991.

Tags: , , .

No comments: