Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Hand raised

He stood in his stirrups, a hand raised. “The blessing of God upon you brave woman. And the blessing also on you, Ras Flashman, and His mercy and peace.” He wheeled his horse, and as he passed Gorilla Jane and the shattered wreck of Goram, he added: “Throw him on the fire.” So they did.

Flashman on the March, p.192, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.

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