Thursday, 2 June 2011
Before the tempest
“Why not — have you heard something?”
“Just the barra choop,” says he, grinning all over his ugly mug.
“What the devil’s that?”
“You don’t know — an old Khyber hand like you? Barra choop — the silent time before the tempest.” He cocked his head. “Yes, sir, I can hear it all right.”
Flashman and the Mountain of Light, p.159, Fontana Paperback edition, 1991.
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