Nodding his approval of this decisive and manly course of procedure, the landlord retired to draw the beer, and presently returning with it, applied himself to warm the same in a small tin vessel shaped funnel-wise, for the convenience of sticking it far down in the fire and getting at the bright places.
But their steps were no sooner heard upon the road than the landlord, who had been at the outer door anxiously watching for their coming, rushed into the kitchen and took the cover off.
'We can light one directly, Sir,' said the landlord
I tell you what it is, landlord
, said I, quite calmly, you'd better stop spinning that yarn to me --I'm not green.
"To be sure," he said, following up the landlord
's conciliatory view, "we're fond of our old clerk; it's nat'ral, and him used to be such a singer, and got a brother as is known for the first fiddler in this country-side.
, to get him out of the inn, replied with no less rhetoric though with shorter words, and without calling upon him to pay the reckoning let him go with a Godspeed.
"It would turn a man's blood to white wine winegar to hear him tell of it, sir," said the landlord
The Green Man quickly rose and hurried to the door by the side of the fireplace; but it was opened by the landlord
who appeared, and said to the keeper:
At spas--and, probably, all over Europe--hotel landlords
and managers are guided in their allotment of rooms to visitors, not so much by the wishes and requirements of those visitors, as by their personal estimate of the same.
Meanwhile the subject of their speculations had done due honour to the house by calling for some drink, which was promptly supplied by the landlord
's son Joe, a broad-shouldered strapping young fellow of twenty, whom it pleased his father still to consider a little boy, and to treat accordingly.
"What knave meaneth Your Worship?" quoth the landlord
, calling the Tinker Worship to soothe him, as a man would pour oil upon angry water.
"Have you found anybody you know, captain?" asked the landlord