"Barbara happened to be in the tiny slit of a shop which was the Wandlebury Library. She was busy choosing a book, and had looked through several without finding anything adventurous enough to please her taste, when suddenly the doorway was darkened by a massive figure, with a flapping black cloak, flung carelessly round its sholders, and a tragic voice proclaimed: 'Oh dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon!'
'Oh, Mr. Marvell, what a fright you gave me!' exclaimed Barbara. 'It's only dark in here because of you in the doorway,' she added, with her usual commonsense. But she said it kindly because she liked big men, and neer made any secret of her predilection." (Miss Buncle Married, Chapter 14, pages 141-142)