Flashman's Lady - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Flashy's spirits soar and plunge while doing his duty to army and Queen, cultivating Fankanonikaka, and reminding himself that England still exists. He learns that twice a month foreign ships put into Tamitave and figures that getting Elspeth out is the biggest challenge. Chancellor Vavalana resents Flashy "mounting" the Queen. As her summons become less frequent, Flashy is both relieved and worried. She likes to chat about the troops but never says anything that might help him understand her. He worries that she will learn about Elspeth, who seems to have realized this is not a holiday.

The Prince invites Flashy to the Queen's gala, an event staged for the cream of society every few months in the palace courtyard. The drunken military band is deafening as guests spill liquor on each other, trip over one another, and fall into the plants, profusely apologizing for their clumsiness...

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