Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Antique whiskers

. . . and then I remembered that this same Napier, with his antique whiskers and one foot in the grave, had recently married a spanking little filly of eighteen, which had plainly influenced his outlook on commerce with the fairer sex; no wonder he looked as though he’d been fed through a mangle.

Flashman on the March, p.58, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.

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