Tuesday, 29 November 2011

I speak with authority

      Wounds, believe it or not, can be quite handy, if you know how to make use of them. I speak with authority, having taken over twenty in my time, from my broken thigh at Piper’s Fort to the self-inflicted graze which enabled me to collapse artistically during the Boxer Rising (I was seventy-eight at the time, an age at which you can get away with a lot).

Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, p.309, Harper Collins, 1995.

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