Said the other: "I will become a louse, so as to be able to stay always in her bosom."
The man might be a louse, but he was also a fighting machine of first order, still.
Dont claw your back as if after a flea; or your head, as if after a louse.
There's always stuff in the way to louse up a good flight plan.
The man has not the soul of a louse, and as for her, she's the finest ...