Posted by Mike Dennis on October 23, 2016 at 00:38:08 user MTD.
In Reply to: Sammy's fears posted by Magnus Smith on October 22, 2016 at 10:02:25:
One of my favourite passages in SA, Sammy getting routed by Nancy as he's picked on an easy target in John, whereas if confronted with a criminal he'd probably run away (he receives similar treatment from the GA in the closing scenes of PM.)
It is probably a reflection of how the local constable was thought of and treated in the time AR was writing about.
I must take issue with the comment "He knows Nancy misbehaves...", she certainly, as we would say today, pushes the boundaries (in WH and PM in particular) but I don't think she ever 'misbehaves'.
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