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Roy's Wife (Classic Reprint)

Roy's Wife (Classic Reprint)

by G. Whyte-Melville
     
 

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None of your Scotch pints, dear to hard-headed North Britons of the last century, not even an imperial pint, containing only one-fourth of the former measure, but an hotel pint, in hotel limits, of hotel vintage, at hotel price. Sound, no doubt, though rough and fruity; strong, full-flavoured, and exceedingly restorative to body and

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Excerpt from Roy's Wife

None of your Scotch pints, dear to hard-headed North Britons of the last century, not even an imperial pint, containing only one-fourth of the former measure, but an hotel pint, in hotel limits, of hotel vintage, at hotel price. Sound, no doubt, though rough and fruity; strong, full-flavoured, and exceedingly restorative to body and mind.

An open wine-book propped against an uncorked bottle offers the produce of many European vineyards at the highest possible tariff. In its first page alone the varieties of champagne and claret might stock the cellar of a duke. But he is a man of unusually trustful nature who drinks wine in a coffee-room at the rate of one hundred and twenty shillings per dozen, and experienced travellers wisely content themselves with pale ale, brandy-and-water, a glass of brown sherry, or a pint of port.

Neither wine nor wine-card have yet attracted attention from the visitor who ordered both. A waiter, banging hot plates down under his nose, to serve "a bit of fish," notices nothing remarkable in this unit among many guests.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330842423
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/06/2015
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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