A game of cards leads Flashman from the jungle death-house
of Dahomey to the slave state of Mississippi as he dabbles in the slave trade
in Volume III of the Flashman Papers. When Flashman was inveigled into a game
of pontoon with Disraeli and Lord George Bentinck, he was making an unconscious
choice about his own future, would it lie in the House of Commons or the West
African slave trade? Was there, for that matter, very much difference? Once
again Flashman’s charm, cowardice, treachery, lechery and fleetness of foot see
the lovable rogue triumph by the skin of his chattering teeth. Download and start listening now!