When the twelve guests first trooped into their seats it was the custom (for some unknown reason) for all the fifteen waiters
to stand lining the wall like troops presenting arms to the king, while the fat proprietor stood and bowed to the club with radiant surprise, as if he had never heard of them before.
I had to repeat my order "Devilled kidney," and instead of answering brightly, "Yes, sir," as if my selection of devilled kidney was a personal gratification to him, which is the manner one expects of a waiter
, he gazed eagerly out at the window, and then, starting, asked, "Did you say devilled kidney, sir?
No cop for youse," said the waiter
, with a voice like butter cakes and an eye like the cherry in a Manhattan cocktail.
Steward called; and, when the waiter
stood close at hand: "Two beers.
glanced in with the disgusted look of the man who serves intoxicants for the man who takes too much of them.
To bid, with a shiver, the unfortunate flying waiter
shut the door before he had opened it, was a condiment of a profounder flavour than Harvey.
In breeches and gaiters, broad-brimmed hat, grey coat, speckled choker,' said the waiter
After a short interval, which John Browdie employed upon the ham and a cold round of beef, the waiter
returned with another pie, and the information that Mr Squeers was not stopping in the house, but that he came there every day and that directly he arrived, he should be shown upstairs.
Blowed if the gen'lm'n worn't a-gettin' up on the wrong side,' whispered a grinning post-boy to the inexpressibly gratified waiter
was a tall, stringy man, who gave the impression of having no spine.
Ring the bell at once, and ask the waiter
about the trains.
When we got back to the hotel, King Arthur's Round Table was ready for us in its white drapery, and the head waiter
and his first assistant, in swallow-tails and white cravats, brought in the soup and the hot plates at once.
Catching the sound of footsteps coming from the other side of the entry towards the staircase, the head waiter
turned round, and seeing the Russian count, who had taken their best rooms, he took his hands out of his pockets deferentially, and with a bow informed him that a courier had been, and that the business about the palazzo had been arranged.
The horse was visible outside in the drizzle at the door, my breakfast was put on the table, Drummle's was cleared away, the waiter
invited me to begin, I nodded, we both stood our ground.
That's the only thing I miss in Paris," he said, as he finished the bock which the waiter