In any case, he saw that there was nothing he could hope to gain by violence or bluster.
"I don't know and I don't care," Barnes answered with a weak attempt at bluster.
But he of The Blunder and Bluster was a much higher style of man.
I, who whip round corners and bluster, relapse and evade, then rally and pursue!
Mr. Hapgood's bluster collapsed, like a punctured toy balloon.