Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Camps and courts of the mighty

You may think this a tame enough occupation for one who has assisted at as many major catastrophes as I have, and a poor setting after the camps and courts of the mighty, but I was getting on, you know, and as the Good Book says, there's a time for racketing about crying Ha-ha! among the trumpets, and a time for sitting back with your feet dipped in butter watching others fall in the mire.

Flashman and the Tiger, p.222, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2000.

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