Flora Placket was of the company wives attached to the 33rd Regiment of Foot in India. She was a large steady woman who "kept her man in good order" and did not complain, and was "ugly as a haversack". She had two children, and was an efficient battlefield looter, searching each corpse garment by garment, and then giving each to her children to fold and stack.

Unbeknownst to her, Sgt. Hakeswill approved of her as she reminded him of his mother, Biddy. (Sharpe's Tiger)