Tuesday, 26 July 2011

A clash of armies

       The best way to view a clash of armies is from a hot-air balloon, for not only can you see what’s doing, you’re safely out of the line of fire. I’ve done it once in Paraguay, and there’s nothing to beat it, provided some jealous swine of a husband doesn’t take a cleaver to the cable.

Flashman and the Mountain of Light, p.326, Fontana Paperback edition, 1991.

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