It was all very ridiculous, but I did not feel comfortable. However, there was business to be done, and I could allow nothing to interfere with it.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 1. When the innkeeper cautions Jonathan to put off his meeting with Count Dracula for a few days, because of the evil things that happen on St. George’s Day, Jonathan feels uncomfortable. But he dismisses the warning as the superstition of a foreigner. And he decides that nothing will stand in the way of his job to help Dracula find a purchase a property in London.