Arthur Conan Doyle quote about devil from A Study in Scarlet - I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather
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I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather
 Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet (1887). copy citation

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Author Arthur Conan Doyle
Source A Study in Scarlet
Topic devil laziness
Date 1887
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/244/244-h/244-h.htm

Context

“There will be some fun over this case if they are both put upon the scent.»
I was amazed at the calm way in which he rippled on. «Surely there is not a moment to be lost,» I cried, «shall I go and order you a cab?»
«I'm not sure about whether I shall go. I am the most incurably lazy devil that ever stood in shoe leather—that is, when the fit is on me, for I can be spry enough at times.»
«Why, it is just such a chance as you have been longing for.»
«My dear fellow, what does it matter to me. Supposing I unravel the whole matter, you may be sure that Gregson, Lestrade, and Co.” source

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