“She is a great fool for going away, if she liked him.”
“No,” said her father; “Wickham’s a fool if he takes her with a farthing less than ten thousand pounds.
It was apparent that my conversation had interested the father in my behalf, and I was a fool in having exposed my person to the horror of his children.
For example, what a fool a builder must be to open a ventilator into another room, when, with the same trouble, he might have communicated with the outside air!”
“I have been making a fool of myself,” he gasped.
what a blind fool I have been!
His answer was not reassuring: “I know you well enough; you are the old fool Van Helsing.
Being one night in the house of one of his gentlemen where many ladies were assembled, he was reproved by one of his friends for dancing and amusing himself with them more than was usual in one of his station, so he said: "He who is considered wise by day will not be considered a fool at night."
I don’t mind; but I say it’s a fool way, anyhow.
I just expected there’d be somebody laying down in it, because people often done that to fool folks, and when a chap had pulled a skiff out most to it they’d raise up and laugh at him.