Man of Leisure

I’m not sure I agree with M. Poirot on this one.

I am, alas, a man of leisure. . . . I have made the economies in my time and I have now the means to enjoy a life of idleness. . . . I assure you, it is not as gay as it sounds. . . . How true is the saying that man was forced to invent work in order to escape the strain of having to think.

from Death on the Nile

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