His efforts can only be compared with those of a gadfly or a mosquito.
The gadfly uses a like forethought in selecting a place for her eggs.
Some gadfly stings him: he seizes his tomahawk and is off on the trail.
"So it's the Gadfly," thought Gemma, looking at him with some curiosity.
Presently he heard the Gadfly move restlessly two or three times.
The Gadfly was too ...