Royal Flash, from the Flashman Papers - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Elspeth does not have many objections to Flash leaving London after he says it is a military assignment. The Morrisons rant and rave, accusing Flash of more "godless gallivanting" and finally calm down when Flash says they should be happy that the trip means he will be far away from Elspeth.

Since Flash does not speak any German, he offers to pay the fare of a neighborhood waiter if the man will teach Flash some German. Flash believes that it is foolish to go into a foreign country without even a little bit of knowledge regarding the language. There are also unknown hazards to be encountered and Flash packs a knife, although he leaves the pistols at home.

The trip to Germany takes a few days, by way of Paris. Along the way, the German waiter teaches Flash some of the language and...

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