There was a coolness between the Pole and Lena's landlord
on her account.
It was cold as Iceland --no fire at all --the landlord
said he couldn't afford it.
was all obsequious, and a relay of about seven negroes, old and young, male and female, little and big, were soon whizzing about, like a covey of partridges, bustling, hurrying, treading on each other's toes, and tumbling over each other, in their zeal to get Mas'r's room ready, while he seated himself easily on a chair in the middle of the room, and entered into conversation with the man who sat next to him.
I took a seat at the end of the hearthstone opposite that towards which my landlord
advanced, and filled up an interval of silence by attempting to caress the canine mother, who had left her nursery, and was sneaking wolfishly to the back of my legs, her lip curled up, and her white teeth watering for a snatch.
Twopence-halfpenny,' says the landlord
, 'is the price of the Genuine Stunning ale.
It being Saturday night, I found the landlord
looking rather grimly at these records, but as my business was with Joe and not with him, I merely wished him good evening, and passed into the common room at the end of the passage, where there was a bright large kitchen fire, and where Joe was smoking his pipe in company with Mr.
Snell, the landlord
, a man of a neutral disposition, accustomed to stand aloof from human differences as those of beings who were all alike in need of liquor, broke silence, by saying in a doubtful tone to his cousin the butcher--
The incomprehensible language and the unpromising looks of our cavalier only increased the ladies' laughter, and that increased his irritation, and matters might have gone farther if at that moment the landlord
had not come out, who, being a very fat man, was a very peaceful one.
EVERY night in the year, four of us sat in the small parlour of the George at Debenham - the undertaker, and the landlord
, and Fettes, and myself.
Among the dishes served up to him, the landlord
especially recommended a certain giblet of "native rabbit," on which he prided himself.
Stop here," said I; "you are safe here"; and I started off at once for the Spotted Dog, for I knew the landlord
had a horse and dog cart.
Here she asked the landlord
if he could tell her what places she must go to, to get to Windsor.