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Narrator Harry Flashman, looking back over his eighty-some years, never hides from his readers the fact that he is a sexual being to the core. Frequently in Flashman and the Redskins he runs through memories of past lovers, fondly and with no apology. He readily admits enjoying sex whenever possible, even when it entails physical risk and caring little about the woman's willingness, although he is vainly pleased to please. He believes himself (particularly his whiskers) irresistible and expects to be propositioned. Flashy assumes that his beautiful, lusty wife Elspeth is as unfaithful as he during their years apart, and in particular suspects she has a sexual encounter with Spotted Tail, who openly lusts for her.

The novel opens where Flash for Freedom! ends, in New Orleans, LA, where he had previously hidden from U.S. Navy officials with Susie Willinck, madame of an upscale whorehouse on the...

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