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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Dare to be lazy
The social climate of the nineteen-thirties
LIKE most of my generation, I was brought up on the saying “Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do.” Being a highly virtuous child, I believed all…