Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Elephant guns and theodolites

When he wasn’t being all heroic, chasing Sikhs with elephant guns and hammering Pathans on the border, he’d laid half the canals and most of the roads in northern India, from Lahore to the Khyber, and built Darjeeling.

Flashman on the March, p.49, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.

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