Thursday, 20 September 2012
A Flashy brag
. . . now that Napier was asking if there was anything more he could do for me, I did what I’d done so often, and put on a Flashy brag, the bravado of despair, I guess it is, the fraudsters instinct for playing out the charade.
“I’d be obliged for a revolver and fifty rounds, sir. Oh, and a box of cheroots, if you have one to spare.”
Flashman on the March, pp.64-5, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.
Tags: Flashman, Flashman quotes, bravado.