From John Innes1 [before 6 April 1861]2
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 I think a bee never gets his sting withdrawn from human skin.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 3 We have made some plans. 〈 〉 I do
A bee’s sting always remains behind.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3074,” accessed on 2 December 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3074