Fiona got such a shock that she almost gave at the knees. She sat down gaping at Mr. Pengelly. "But, but," she stammered, "she introduced us, and said they were to be married. Although I must say," she said, thinking back, "to do the man justice he did look a bit flummoxed when she announced the engagement."
From THE MOOCHERS, Chapter 9, The Council Thinks Again.