We found Captain Coffin seated in a corner of the taproom settle, puffing at an empty pipe and staring at vacancy.
A confident voice was doing some high talking in the taproom.
To the left was the closed door of the taproom, which now seemed to furnish all the noise.
Finally I arose and went into the corridor and peered into the taproom.
The taproom was built in the yard beside a skittle ground, and was approached through a long passage.
They went boldly into the taproom, and shut the door behind them.
The reason being that he is a "gude fellow" only when abroad or in the taproom, and not when he is at home.
This was not some nameless Indian or some river rat knifed in a taproom brawl.
Sometimes the taproom was decorated with broad hints to dilatory customers.
He stopped for an instant to absorb the rowdy racket from the taproom.