Captivating hobby

‘”And that’s really all?”
“Really all. Except for one very trifling circumstance.”
“I love trifling circumstances,” said Lord Peter, with childish delight; “so many men have been hanged by trifling circumstances. What was it?”‘

Sayers, Dorothy. (2009). Whose Body? New York: Dover Publications, Inc.

Notes: From the beginning, we understand that the main character is thrilled to have another mystery to investigate. Here, I found the expression “childish delight” relevant because it confirms the idea that this death to investigate is a veritable game for Lord Peter, and he is not at all disturbed by the dramatic atmosphere brought by the discovery of the body. The witty tone of this conversation also confirms this idea.

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