The head porter, who had started after the first man, in the absence of the roundsman, had met with a similar defeat.
Missing his reserves, Sergeant McNally had sent the roundsman in search of them.
"Then your platoon of men and your roundsman will testify to a falsehood," said the house owner.
"So long, Tom," answered the roundsman curtly as he slowly proceeded to resume his interrupted rounds.
This method of obtaining work was known as the 'roundsman system'.
At that moment there came a sharp rap upon the door, and an officer in roundsman's uniform entered.
Just as we was gettin' the last of the kids loaded in for their ride up to the Home, a roundsman shows up with two cops.
At this Sadie and Mrs. Cubbs tries to butt in, but that roundsman had a head like a choppin' block.
One case was that of an old fellow, a veteran of the Civil War, who was at the time a roundsman.
In your duties as a roundsman, had you noticed any unusual influx of strangers into the town?