came swiftly along the room, and then stopped dead.
was summoned, and, when he had received his secret instructions, Michael was called over from where he lay at Kwaque's feet in a corner.
"I'm good f'ler, girls, an' if an'body treats me right I--here," called he through an open door to a waiter
, "bring girls drinks, damn it.
But he had been a good waiter
once, so I pointed out the girl to him.
'Let it be clearly understood between us that the reward is mine, and that Nil is the claim of this slave,' and pushed the flying waiter
before him out of the room.
The maitre d'hotel and several waiters
came hurrying up towards the prostrate figure, by the side of which Major Thomson was already kneeling.
But as Soapy set foot inside the restaurant door the head waiter
's eye fell upon his frayed trousers and decadent shoes.
I felt it was taking a liberty to sit down, with my cap in my hand, on the corner of the chair nearest the door; and when the waiter
laid a cloth on purpose for me, and put a set of castors on it, I think I must have turned red all over with modesty.
Dang the chap,' muttered John, looking into the empty dish as the waiter
retired; 'does he ca' this a pie--three yoong pigeons and a troifling matther o' steak, and a crust so loight that you doant know when it's in your mooth and when it's gane?
'Perhaps one of the gentlemen would like to ride, sir?' suggested the waiter
, looking towards Mr.
'If people spoke distinct,' said the waiter
, 'there wouldn't be half the trouble there is in the world.
"You will find me awakened--when I go away--to the awful folly of feeing a waiter