A bee's sting always remains behind.
with spiteful little savages. I think a bee never gets his sting withdrawn from human skin. I have often been stung and not touched them and the sting, if really inserted, has always remained behind. < > withdraw the sting with no difficulty—
We have only three weeks now to remain in these comfortable quarters. We shall go with much regret We have made some plans. < > I do
- f1 3074.f1The identity of the correspondent is given by CD's annotation.
- f2 3074.f2Dated by the relationship to the letter from John D. Glennie Jr, 6 April 1861.
- f3 3074.f3Innes, having been unable to secure accommodation in Down village the previous year, was living elsewhere (see Correspondence vol. 8, letters to John Innes, 18 July , 6 September , 11 September , and 28 December ).