The unexpected question, however, confused the man, which was even more embarrassing since he was obviously a man of the world, who would certainly have retained his self-confidence elsewhere, and did not easily relinquish the superiority he had attained over so many others. (4.7)
As he passed by the junk room again on his way home, he opened the door as if by habit. What he saw, in place of the expected darkness, bewildered him completely. (5.3)
But instead of working, he […] without being aware of it, left his arm outstretched on the desktop and remained sitting motionless with bowed head.
The thought of his trial never left him now. (6.1-2)