"That's the purser's job; he's the room-clerk," said the captain.
"Certainly, Mr. Vanderpoel," said the room-clerk, courteously.
The incident was the meeting between his father and the railroad vice-president at the room-clerk's counter.
The room-clerk who gave him his key gave him also the information he craved.
It would have done no good, for the room-clerk was shaking his head to all the suppliants.
Cora thought the Shoreham rooms beautiful, though she took care not to let the room-clerk know she thought so.
The room-clerk, always of a chatty disposition, was saying something to him, but Archie did not listen.