A compendium of Flashman quotes, that was produced one damned entry at a time.
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.