Monday, 15 August 2011

Crowning reward

      I came back from the dark storm of Harper’s Ferry to the peaceful sunshine of Leicestershire, and the four small faces regarding me with the affectionate impatience that is the crowning reward of great-grandfatherhood .  . .  and the only pang is that at ninety-one you can’t hope to see ’em grow.

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, p.14, Harper Collins, 1995.

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