Wednesday, 22 June 2011

With the aid of a stick

I began by pointing out that I was an invalid — I’d only been able to limp into his presence with the aid of a stick — and that my first need was food, drink, and a doctor to look at my ankle. That took him aback — it always does, when you remind an Oriental of his manners…

Flashman and the Mountain of Light, p.218, Fontana Paperback edition, 1991.

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