A compendium of Flashman quotes, that was produced one damned entry at a time.
Thursday, 28 July 2011
A journalistic law
… it’s a journalistic law, you see, that heroes can never do anything ordinary; when Flashy, the Hector of Afghanistan, beats a reluctant retreat, there must be an army howling at his heels, or the public cancel their subscription.
Flashman and the Mountain of Light, pp.335-36, Fontana Paperback edition, 1991.