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Bannister

Sir Roger (Gilbert). born 1929, British athlete and doctor: first man to run a mile in under four minutes (1954)
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Now write, 'I am very sorry that Miss Wilson saw me when I slid down the banisters this evening.
I have broken the rules by sliding down the banisters to-day with Miss Carpenter and Miss Wylie.
This evening Gertrude Lindsay and Jane Carpenter met me at the top of the stairs, and said they wanted to slide down the banisters and would do it if I went first.
I was not wilfully wrong except in sliding down the banisters.
The banisters led us to the left, and to the left again.
And but for a train of mangled doors behind the iron curtain, a bottle of wine and a cigar-box with which liberties had been taken, a rather black towel in the lavatory, a burnt match here and there, and our finger-marks on the dusty banisters, not a trace of our visit did we leave.
So Brydon argued with his hand on the banister and his foot on the lowest stair; in which position he felt as never before the air chilled by his logic.
It would have made a fine picture, worthy of Rembrandt, the gloomy winding stairs illuminated by the reddish glare of the cresset of Gryphus, with his scowling jailer's countenance at the top, the melancholy figure of Cornelius bending over the banister to look down upon the sweet face of Rosa, standing, as it were, in the bright frame of the door of her chamber, with embarrassed mien at being thus seen by a stranger.
On a banister post stood a tallow candle which guttered in the draft.
It was all over, and Saxon, moving as in a dream, clutching the banister tightly, came down the front steps.
At his introductory news conference, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Banisters experience, work ethic and attitude made him the ideal manager to right the struggling team.
After that, Wetherspoons wound a long length of thick rope over the top of the banisters, making it impossible to slide down them.