reproachfully cried the stranger in cinder-gray, after taking up the mug a third time and setting it down empty. "
Author: W.W. Jacobs Release Date: January 1, 2004 EBook #10562 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK FRIENDS IN NEED *** Produced by David Widger SHIP'S COMPANY By W.W. Jacobs FRIENDS IN NEED R. Joseph Gibbs finished his half-pint in the private bar of the Red Lion with the slowness of a man unable to see where the next was coming from, and, placing the mug on the counter, filled his pipe from a small paper of tobacco and shook his head slowly at his companions.
The trim chambermaid dropped her best curtsey for his fee, and Gumbo, in the inn-kitchen, where the townsfolk drank their mug of ale by the great fire, bragged of his young master's splendid house in Virginia, and of the immense wealth to which he was heir.
And while she handed a little silver mug, from which it was intended they should drink while taking their snack, she had noticed that the child raised his head and followed the movement of her hand, in which the silver sparkled beneath the sun-rays.
These two, the little, affable German and the tall, grave Frenchman, stood now behind their counter drawing off mugs of Pilsener as fast as their four hands could move.
We don't increase and multiply every day, and I'll fill the mug again."
Then I told how we had drunk to their health, and how her father had smashed his mug for a fancy.
The man smiled obsequiously as he set the foaming mug before him.
The traveller, with a start that upset the cat's nerves, finished his own mug, and then ordered both to be refilled.
Mr. Gibbs scowled and, tilting his mug, peered gloomily into the interior.
An old rickety wooden stool was placed for her, instead of that elegant and comfortable Windsor chair which supported every other person at table; by the side of the plate stood a curious old battered tin mug bearing the inscription "Caroline."
To this suggestion the steward deigned no reply, and turning to the landlord bade him replenish his mug.
He looked round as the landlord approached, and pushed his mug gently in his direction.
"Pore Sam started as though he 'ad been shot, and, arter getting rid of the beer in 'is mouth, stood there 'olding the mug away from 'im and making such 'orrible faces that they was a'most frightened.
He emptied his mug, and then, accompanied by Mr. Wright, fetched his sea- chest from the boarding-house where he was staying, and took it to the young man's lodgings.
Blaise and Denis made answer by taking some fresh slices of bread-and-butter, while Rose drained the mug of wine and water which Ambroise handed her.
And Leopoldine could carry a mug of milk as well as need be, and she gave it him and said, "Here you are," and blushed, for all she was wearing her Sunday clothes and had nothing to be ashamed of, anyway.
He was shoving her off with 'is foot when--" He broke off and shuddered and, accepting a mug of beer, pending the arrival of some brandy that a sympathizer had ordered, drank it slowly.
And it was not two minutes before he swallowed the last of his beer and waved his mug solemnly toward the window which took in through the shrubbery a piece of the lawn.
I'll use the mug.
Promise me never more to touch the intoxicating beer-mug."
He tossed the mug into Joel's lap.
He accepted with equanimity a dozen drinks of whisky thrust at him from all sides, swigged a mug of the coffee a few practical women were making over an open fire, and opposed to Leopold Lincoln Bunn's frantic efforts a stolid and baffling density.
"Thank ye kindly, ma'am, I could sup up another mug of it."
"Aye, answer that, Kit," adds Jack, striking his mug on the table.
"And then he soberly doth wink, And shut his ugly mug, And patiently doth wait until There comes another bug."
Gammer Sing and I always share the same tin mug on the march.
Number one seized the mug ravenously, and had just drunk enough to make him wish for more, when Mr. Squeers gave the signal for number two, who gave up at the same interesting moment to number three; and the process was repeated until the milk and water terminated with number five.
Whenever the gray-headed men who knew him used to sit about, relating anecdotes of him--as, how many commentaries he published, or how he introduced the first German lexicon into this country (as if a girl in short dresses would be absorbingly interested in her grandfather's dictionaries!)--I saw the silver mug and the coffin.
Then, indeed, the American German emerged from silence and obscurity, but only to rescue his mug and retire again with it into enigmatical silence.
The other man, nothing loth, raised the mug to his lips, and drank on, and on, and on--till a curious blueness overspread the countenance of the shepherd's wife, who had regarded with no little surprise the first stranger's free offer to the second of what did not belong to him to dispense.
"When I say number one," pursued Mr. Squeers, putting the mug before the children, "the boy on the left hand nearest the window may take a drink; and when I say number two, the boy next him will go in, and so till we come to number five, which is the last boy.
said Mrs. Medlock, hastily overfilling his beer-mug in her excitement.
He's got a mooked crug--I mean a crooked mug."
Her eyes closed, and, without opening them, she lowered the half empty mug to the stone floor.
And here very merry, Jack in his pertinacious, stubborn spirit declaring he would drink his wine in the custom of the country or none at all, and so lifting up the spouted mug at arm's length he squirts the liquor all over his face, down his new clothes and everywhere but into his mouth, before he could arrive to do it like Don Sanchez; but getting into the trick of it, he so mighty proud of his achievement that he must drink pot after pot until he got as drunk as any lord.
Your very good health, little boy," and here he jingled his mug against Martin's, and took a sip of tea.
"Women," Max said, just like a grown up, holding out his coffee mug.
The General lifted his right arm in the attitude of the orator about to make a telling hit, but he was hampered by having a mug at his lips.
Here is nothing drank but ale, and every gentleman hath his separate mug, which he chalks on the table where he sits as it is brought in; and every one retires when he pleases, as from a coffee-house.
And so we trudged out into the driving snow, that blinded us as we walked, bow our heads as we might, and tried one alehouse after the other, but all to no purpose, the parlours being empty because of the early hour, and the snow keeping folks within doors; only, about midday, some carters, who had pulled up at an inn, took pity on us, and gave us a mug of penny ale and half a loaf, and that was all the food we had the whole miserable day.
They've got my funny little monkey mug in the movies.
"Let's find Mug, and hear what he thinks."
I think I've faked my mug pretty well, and my clobber,B too.
At intervals of fifteen minutes the curtain is dropped to enable the actors to discuss mugs of beer and the audience to discuss the actors.