Monday, 6 February 2012

Strange sleight of hand

...Russia got Bessarabia, wherever that may be; the Turks remained a power in the Balkans, more or less, and by some strange sleight of hand we managed to collar Cyprus (no fool, D'Israeli, for all he dressed like a Pearly King).

Flashman and the Tiger, p.43, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2000.

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