It was opened sharply by a lady's maid, who fell back respectfully before Mr. brimmer's all-correct presence.
brimmer turned at the same moment in no less interested absorption.
With a slight inclination of the head Mr. brimmer passed out into the lobby, erect, self-possessed, and impeccable.
He stopped as he looked at brimmer's cold face, and suddenly colored.
But the most surprising reminiscence developed by the late incident was from Mrs. brimmer's nurse, Susan.
brimmer nodded to them coolly, as if on 'Change, and made his way out of the theatre.
Mrs. brimmer cast a supplicatory look at Miss Keene, and hastily quitted the room.
"But there was no Hurlstone on the passenger list either," said brimmer.
And why, gentle reader, did Reilly fill his glass on that particular occasion until it became literally a brimmer?
The fact is, brimmer, I think of going with Keene on this expedition.