We had all got into a first-class smoker, and he had already lit the short and charred old briar pipe
which seemed to singe the end of his long, aggressive nose.
In the dim light of the lamp I saw him sitting there, an old briar pipe
between his lips, his eyes fixed vacantly upon the corner of the ceiling, the blue smoke curling up from him, silent, motionless, with the light shining upon his strong-set aquiline features.
The group naturally sports Victorian attire and accessories, from tweed deerstalker hats to magnifying glasses and briar pipes
, to enhance the obsession they held since childhood.
In addition, due to this development, from the 1960s onwards Denmark became the world pipe-making centre, where the making of briar pipes
has developed into a fine art.
But in the tennis clubs of the shires, they smoked briar pipes
and drank warm beer from dimpled glasses, while the girls in white with downy skins were looking for lost balls in the hedges - and young men in the bars.