Flashman's Lady - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Haslam shows no sign he knows what has happened as they discuss fast bowlers, but turns serious and dares Flashy to face him in a single-wicket match at his house. Haslam bets £1,000 to win or draw against Flashy's allowing Elspeth to go to Asia if he loses. Furious at being cornered but confident of victory, Flashy accepts—for £2,000. Walking that evening, Flashy is stopped by Tighe, who stands to make £50,000, betting £1,000 on Haslam to win. Flashy is told to drop his indignation, because witnesses are willing to make a scandal, swearing that he has taken money from Tighe. It would also become dangerous for Flashy to walk at night in London. In the morning, Judy reports that the Duke is also sending thugs after Flashy.

Thus Flashy is in no mood for cricket as they take the field, surrounded by society folk and the local riffraff...

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