Monday, 27 August 2012

Frowning judicially

      “Wot abaht the slaves, sir?” says bosun. “Them black devils is liable to cut their throats aht o’ spite if we sink her.”
       Ballantyne weighed this for a good two seconds, frowning judicially like Buggins Major undecided whether to thrash Juggins minor or set him a hundred lines of Virgil.

Flashman on the March, p.19, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.

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