Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Crimson with booze
Even in the South they respected him for his courage; I remember the verdict, delivered to me by a grizzled Alabama veteran, crimson with booze and chewing on his Wheeling tobey:* “Ole Ossawatomie? Well, now, suh, Ah reckon he lived like a skunk — an’ died like a lion.”
* A particularly pungent cigar.
Flashman and the Angel of the Lord, p.348, Harper Collins, 1995.
Tags: Flashman, Flashman quotes, lion.