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    #1

    as happy as a lurk / let well alone

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Well, then, there lived Monsieur Poopoo ever since he came from "dear, delightful Paris," as he was wont to call the city of his nativity--there he took in the pennies for his kickshaws--there he laid aside five thousand dollars against a rainy day--there he was as happy as a lark--and there, in all human probability, he would have been to this very day, a respected and substantial citizen, had he been willing to "let well alone." as happy as a lurk = contented; very happy


    let well alone = leave well alone

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: as happy as a lurk / let well alone

    You understood correctly.

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