“In deference to your feelings,” replied Lord Peter, “I will take Bunter, though he could be far more usefully employed taking photographs or overhauling my wardrobe. When is there a good train to Salisbury, Bunter?”
Notes: aristocratic privilege; condescending but humorous; acknowledgment of one’s feelings but not the other’s; intentional jest? – poor Bunter
Sayers, Dorothy. Whose Body? 1923. Reprint, New York: Dover, 2009, 78.