1. Why does Flashman get in a huff in the first chapter?
Flashman gets in a huff because he catches a conversation regarding the United States' policy towards the Native Americans and the extremely liberal view that the speaker is taking. Flashman is offended because the speaker, a pompous professor-type clearly has had no first-hand experience on the frontier, and Flashman has.
2. How does Flashman attempt to persuade the pompous professor of his own expertise in the matter of the Native Americans?
Flashman attempts to persuade the pompous professor of his own expertise in the matter of the Native Americans by showing that he is partially scalped, and therefore has had first-hand experience
3. How does Flashman say that he spent most of his time in the west?
Flashman spent most of his time in the west skulking, running, and trying to stay alive.
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