Thursday, 15 November 2012

The Flashman line

“But I should not account this one a fool, as you do. Did you not hear him answer Damash, saying much, but telling nothing?” He leaned towards me, nursing his spear, his eyes intent on mine. “Perhaps Damash is right and he is the kind of man the Dedjaz Napier would have sent to Masteet — a man of a long head, skilled in dissimulation and never aiming where he looks.” He smiled. “You are that man, are you not, Ras Flashman?”

Flashman on the March, p.188, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2005.

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