Flashman & the Angel of the Lord: From the Flashman Papers, 1858-59 Setting & Symbolism

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Baltimore, MD

Baltimore is narrator Sir Harry Flashman's first stop in America in this, his second involuntary visit, after being kidnapped in South Africa. He is transported to Chesapeake Bay doing menial labor and held aboard ship for two days while John Charity Spring's letters about him are distributed ashore. Flashy pictures all of the enemies that he makes ten years earlier gathering at the pier to wreak vengeance—and pictures all of the women whom he has used forming a jury—but is dropped off, drugged and penniless, in a cheap waterfront whorehouse, the "Knittin' Swede's" (pg. 72). Unable to find the British consul whom he assumes will reside in a major Eastern port, Flashy takes refuge in a Catholic Church, where Fr. Rafferty sees through his various lies but still lends him travel fair to Washington, DC, and advice about watching out for muggers there...

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