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  • There we were among the furniture and dust-sheets: on my left, in brown robe and pill-box hat, twenty diminutive stone of blubber shrilling like a steam whistle; on my right, topping him by a head in her pearl-fringed block shoes, that incredible ivory beauty, her nudity only enhanced by the ridiculous trailing peacock wings and silver garters; they faced each other across the supine form of the pride of the 17th Lancers, trussed, gagged, and stark as a picked bone, but following the debate with rapt attention.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • He walked the streets, drawn especially into the East Village, thrilled now and then by a head of hair that reminded him of Sophie Gunn’s.

    Some Fun

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