To escape the smiling innkeeper role, he plodded barefoot out back to the small patio, fired up the barbeque, popped the cap on the first of the last three Fat Tire Ales and stretched out on Cynthia's chaise.
I suppose letting someone into a guest's room is against a bunch of innkeeper laws but considering the circumstances, I'll stick my neck out.
1767), a small innkeeper of the Passeyerthal, and under him the peasants repeatedly defeated the Bavarian, French and Saxon troops.
One explanation has been sought in the legend of St Nicholas miraculously restoring to life three rich youths, who had been murdered, cut up and concealed in a salting tub by a thievish innkeeper or butcher, in whose house they had taken lodging.
In a Sicilian story an innkeeper corks up Death in a bottle; so nobody dies for years, and the long white beards are a sight to see.
Thus Sisyphus fettered Death, keeping him prisoner till rescued by Ares; in Venetian folklore Beppo ties him up in a bag for eighteen months; while in Sicily an innkeeper corks him up in a bottle, and a monk keeps him in his pouch for forty years.
His grandfather had been a baker in the village of Bittenfeld, near Waiblingen; his father, Johann Kaspar (1723-1796), was an army-surgeon, who had settled in Marbach and married the daughter of an innkeeper, Elisabeth Dorothea Kodweis (1732-1802).
It seems that his father was an innkeeper but a man of cultivated tastes.
The innkeeper welcomed him kindly.
A fine supper was prepared, and the innkeeper himself waited upon his guest.
The innkeeper spoke of the weather, of the roads, of the crops, of politics.
As he was starting away, the friendly innkeeper said, "Which way will you travel, Mr. Randolph?"
He looked back and saw the innkeeper still standing by the door.
"Mr. Randolph," answered the innkeeper, "you have paid your bill and don't owe me a cent.
The innkeeper stood at the gate.
"Scoundrel, what are you doing?" shouted the innkeeper, rushing to the cook.
The groom, the coachman, and the innkeeper told Pierre that an officer had come with news that the French were already near Mozhaysk and that our men were leaving it.