William Brigmawl has been head-waiter in this house nigh upon thirty year; and beyond a stately way of banging-to a carriage-door, or showing visitors to their rooms, or poking a fire, and a kind of knack of leading on timid people to order expensive wines, I really don't see Brigmawl's great merit. But as to Brigmawl at an inquest, he's about as much good as the Pope of Rome.
Luckily, the guard had been relieved about an hour before the new sentinel had not seen the officer of the day and when Colonel Mohun put his head through the little window beside the gate, ordering 'Open! the gate flew open, the sentinel presented arms as he passed, and I followed modestly the door banging-to behind us." "Thus the colonel was out of the pen," continued Nighthawk, smiling.