"You seem to be taking great pain", said K. "Yes, said the man, "after all, it's my case."
Kafka, The Trial
"When I reached the sixth floor and rang the bell, a quite pretty-looking girl with tiny freckles came to the door. I recognized her as the same girl I'd seen walking with the old lady. She blushed slightly and straight away I realized that the little dear needed a boyfriend."
Gogol, Diary of a Madman