The Man with the Book

The Man with the Book

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Excerpt: ...and rendered quiet conversation difficult. One would have thought 152 that the private or "bottle department" would have been the easiest to visit, as its name seemed to invite the respectable order of drinkers. To some extent this was the case, but a jury of bar-men would certainly agree in the opinion that this sly part of the house, into which so many well-dressed persons slip for their drams, is the most lucrative and usually the most crowded. Only a few weeks before, the visitor was standing with a young man in a similar compartment, when seven women, wives of working men, entered, and called for a quart of gin with ale glasses. They were laughing heartily at what they considered a happy thought of one of their companions,show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236695526
  • 9781236695529