Miss Marple made a contribution to the conversation. “Gentlemen,” she said with her old maid’s way of referring to the opposite sex as if it were a species of wild animal, “are frequently not so levelheaded as they seem.”
– Agatha Christie, The Body in the Library
Speaking as a member of that peculiar species, I do not object in the least to Miss Marple’s observation.
Christie, Agatha. The Body in the Library. New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal, 1941, p. 103.
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