Friday, 13 January 2012

Uneasliy adrift

      Ulysses S. Grant never called for help in his life, but just then I seemed to catch a glimpse within the masterful commander and veteran statesman, of the thin-skinned Scotch yokel from Ohio tanyard uneasily adrift in an old so-superior world which he’d have liked to despise but couldn’t help feeling in awe of.

Flashman and the Tiger, p.19, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2000.

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