Heldin Kate mag in Shirley Conrans Roman Lace (Penguin, 1982) in Schande heimkehren, aber ein fehlender Punkt erhebt sie dafür wenigstens zur Göttin (S. 278):
Home. Oh, God Kate dreaded breaking this news to her father. She could already hear him - 'So you made a mess of it? Let him make a bloody fool of you! You went all that way just to be made a bloody fool of, eh? I hope you realize that everybody's going to think you're a bloody fool.'