Thursday, 9 February 2012

Contemplating the infinite

Hell of a place the Sudan, all rock and sand and thorn and the most monstorous savages in creation; Charley Gordon, my China acquaintance, had governed it in the 70s, and spent most of his time poring over the scriptures and chasing slavers before retiring to Palestine to watch rocks and contemplate the infinite.

Flashman and the Tiger, p.48, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2000.

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