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.
Tags: Flashman, Flashman quotes, wound.