He was the buffoon, who went by a woman's name, Nastasya Ivanovna.
"Nastasya Ivanovna, what sort of children shall I have?" she asked the buffoon, who was coming toward her in a woman's jacket.
The " creature " of Charles, as he called himself, this burly, violent scholar, buffoon and bully, was reckoned a patriot.
Nastasya Ivanovna the buffoon sat with a sad face at the window with two old ladies.
That buffoon making a fool of himself at a business open house may well turn out to be the next executive or business owner you'll need to see.