Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Novelties and baubles

“No, he would surely have sold me — and you. A white eunuch would be a novelty in Arabia.”
      I almost fell over. “A white . . . I ain’t a bloody eunuch!”
      “You would have been if they had seen us. Did you not mark the baubles which decorated their lances? Those were the genitals of prisoners and enemies.”

Flashman on the March, p.104, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.

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