I, too, had received the mysterious summons; those were the very words by which I had replied to it. I listened to Mr. Rochester’s narrative, but made no disclosure in return…If I told anything, my tale would be such as must necessarily make a profound impression on the mind of my hearer; and that mind, yet from its sufferings too prone to gloom, needed not the deeper shade of the supernatural.
– Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre, Chapter 37. Rochester tells Jane of a supernatural experience he had on the previous Monday night in which he spoke to and made a connection with Jane. Jane confirms that she heard Rochester’s “mysterious summons” but decides not to share this information with him because he is “too prone to gloom.”