1. Why has the Queen summoned Flash and Elspeth?
Queen has summoned Flash and Elspeth to ask advice about a diamond that is part of the Crown Jewels called The Mountain of Light, or the Koh-i-Noor. Specifically, she wants to know how it was originally set and worn.
2. What does Flash say about Punjab in this section?
Flashman speaks with admiration of the Sikhs and gives a brief history of the Punjab. Since the death of a powerful and respected ruler, the Khlasa, or Punjabi army, is now in control of itself and holds much power over the entire country. The Khalsa is a formidable army and a match for the army of the British East India Company.
3. How does Flash almost get into trouble in this section?
Flashman meets a married woman, Mrs. Madison, and takes her back to his room at the Sales' house for more intimate contact. However, when they arrive, servants are already inside arranging his room. Flashman and Mrs. Madison enter the adjacent billiard room and crawl under the billiard table. While they engage in their sexual escape, they hear people enter.
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