That's when I know a drop'll do me good. A pint's mostly enough to do it; but sometimes it takes a quart; and once or twice I've had to go on till somebody's had to help me home. But when once I begins I never stops till I see the door openin' and then not a drop more!" One day I was discussing with Mrs.
Don't you bother your head about it any more, old man; I'll fix up the lumber-room for myself, all right; and all you've got to do is to let me know when the sister-in-law business is coming on, and I'll shift out of my room in time for the missus to get it ready for her. Here, have you got a bob on you? I'll go out and get some beer. A drop'll do you good."
"Open the corner cupboard, sir, and you'll find a small flask on the top shelf flask with a cup on it. Bring it, please. It's brandy: drop'll bring him round." I went off directly, saying a word to Lomax as I went, and returning pretty quickly with the spirit, which had the effect of reviving the sufferer.