Friday, 28 September 2012

Belgravian sisters

It was being borne in on me that the moral climate of Abysinnia was not quite that of our own polite society — not that Uliba’s Belgravian sisters are averse to a cut off the joint from time to time, but they know enough to keep quiet about it.

Flashman on the March, p.86, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.

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