Friday, 7 September 2012

An expert to boot

      You see, we poltroons have a talent for spotting heroes — we have to, in order to steer well clear of them — and from what I learned from Henty, who sat by me at tiffin, Speedy was a prime specimen, and an expert to boot.

Flashman on the March, p.35, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.

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