Short Essay Answer Key
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...
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