am perfectly aware that the mosquito and sandfly have a purpose in this
world, but why don't they attend to it? Their destiny is to
keep down microscopic insectsbut their sphere of
useiswhentheyareinthegrub state.Why don't they stick at
that and not trouble innocent unoffending
prospectors who can't carry a curtain? Charles Douglas Quoted in J Pascoe (ed) Mr Explorer Douglas (1957).
story with a moral appended is like the bite of a mosquito. It bores
you, and then injects a stinging drop to irritate your
conscience. O Henry pseudonym of William Sydney Porter Strictly Business,'The Gold That Glittered'.
But a word stung him like a mosquito For what they hear,
they repeat! Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell Fa c° ade,'Tango-Pasodoble'.