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Waiting for Sunrise - William Boyd
Shako - "He was standing in the hallway in full uniform, his sabre dragging on the floor, shako under his arm, spurred black boots with knee guards."
Shako : a stiff military hat with a high crown and plume. Rhymes with wacko.
Forfend - "Heaven forfend, I'm sure you're not."
Forfend archaic : forbid
b : to ward off : prevent: protect, preserve
This was easy to guess at the meaning, however, I did look it up.