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  • Saving Flashy's life is all very well, but don't ever play fast and loose with his affections.

    Watershed

  • And that, dear reader, is why William Gordon-Cumming was cast into outer darkness: because he'd blown on Flashy's honour.

    Watershed

  • So - Flashy's bank account was in for another rough shaking.

    Watershed

  • On the face of it, Bismarck had concocted a lunatic but logical scheme to save the Austrian Emperor from assassination, and it had succeeded in a way he could never have foreseen, with his gusted henchman proving traitor but being foiled by old Flashy's blundering.

    Watershed

  • Say what you like; consider that sweet, innocent, butter-melting beauty and the mind behind it - oh, she was Flashy's little grandchild, all right, every inch of her.

    Watershed

  • That's not Flashy's way; given a moment's respite I have to be looking ahead to the next leap, and that very first morning, while the local smith was filing off my fetters in the presence of a grinning, admiring crowd, I was busy thinking, aye, so far so good, but where next?

    The Sky Writer

  • So I figged up, and when I regarded myself in Skene's cracked mirror - blue tunic and breeches, gold belt and epaulettes, white gauntlets and helmet, well-bristled whiskers, and Flashy's stalwart fourteen stone inside it all, it wasn't half bad.

    Fiancée

  • However withered an old trot she might be, she'd be an odd female if she was altogether impervious to Flashy's manly bearing and cavalry whiskers - which was probably what Pam had in mind in the first place.

    Fiancée

  • He sighed, thinking about it, and no doubt deciding that he'd be a deal happier, when he saw the Queen again, to be able to say: "Oh, Flashy's kicked the bucket, by the way, but your precious Willy is all right."

    The Sky Writer

  • Having sampled her myself, and marked her Al at Flashy's, I'd still wondered if she could keep Shuvalov in thrall for the whole Congress - it lasted a month, you know - but damme if she didn't.

    Watershed

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