the chimney jambs and all the bricks inside were very sooty, so that I thought this fire-place made a very appropriate little shrine or chapel for his Congo idol.
Crossing this dusky entry, and on through yon low-arched way --cut through what in old times must have been a great central chimney with fire-places all round --you enter the public room.
The grotesque horror of the scene culminated in his hopping away on his hands, at a prodigious speed, until he reached the fire-place
in the long room.
Accordingly, when Mr Groves had smoked his pipe out, knocked out the ashes, and placed it carefully in a corner of the fire-place
, with the bowl downwards, he brought in the bread and cheese, and beer, with many high encomiums upon their excellence, and bade his guests fall to, and make themselves at home.
It's been fully Renovated but still has some Original architectural charm, Including a decorative fire-place
with grand wood mantel, wood wainscoatings, and painted exposed brick.