Arthur Conan Doyle quote about feeling from The Valley of Fear - Should I ever marry, Watson, I should hope to inspire my wife with some feeling which would prevent her from being walked off by a housekeeper when my corpse was lying within a few yards of her.
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Should I ever marry, Watson, I should hope to inspire my wife with some feeling which would prevent her from being walked off by a housekeeper when my corpse was lying within a few yards of her.
 Arthur Conan Doyle, The Valley of Fear (1915). copy citation

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Author Arthur Conan Doyle
Source The Valley of Fear
Topic feeling wife
Date 1915
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3289/3289-h/3289-h.htm

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“I am not a whole-souled admirer of womankind, as you are aware, Watson, but my experience of life has taught me that there are few wives, having any regard for their husbands, who would let any man's spoken word stand between them and that husband's dead body. Should I ever marry, Watson, I should hope to inspire my wife with some feeling which would prevent her from being walked off by a housekeeper when my corpse was lying within a few yards of her. It was badly stage-managed; for even the rawest investigators must be struck by the absence of the usual feminine ululation. If there had been nothing else, this incident alone would have suggested a prearranged conspiracy to my mind.»” source

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