We found Captain Coffin seated in a corner of the taproom settle, puffing at an empty pipe and staring at vacancy.
They went boldly into the taproom, and shut the door behind them.
To the left was the closed door of the taproom, which now seemed to furnish all the noise.
A confident voice was doing some high talking in the taproom.
The taproom was built in the yard beside a skittle ground, and was approached through a long passage.
Finally I arose and went into the corridor and peered into the taproom.
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.