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  • As you might expect, Offenbach finds a way to get the last laugh: "It may be interesting to add," he drily relates, "that after a lapse of two years this liberal hotel-keeper was compelled to give up his establishment for want of business."

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  • He also gave me a note to an hotel-keeper at Buffalo, requesting him to pay me every attention, in case I should be detained for a night on the road.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • He protests that he is weary of being hotel-keeper in general for all Europe, and so weary was he at one time of this noisy and costly post, that the establishment was partially suspended for upwards of a year.

    Voltaire

  • That name the hotel-keeper knew well, but there too no success awaited him.

    The Torrents of Spring

  • These were traits in the character of an hotel-keeper which cannot be praised too highly, and which had met their due reward in the custom of the public.

    Tales of all countries

  • They are seen off by the hotel-keeper, the waiter, and various women.

    The Schoolmistress and other stories

  • The hotel-keeper, a well-fed man, absolutely indifferent to his lodgers, comes and sits down to the table.

    The Schoolmistress and other stories

  • The hotel-keeper listens out of politeness and reluctantly drinks tea.

    The Schoolmistress and other stories

  • The hotel-keeper did not allow such a light to remain long hidden under a bushel, and it was soon spread far and wide that the Honourable Charles

    He Knew He Was Right

  • “That confounded old woman of a hotel-keeper then would never, never let it rest!”

    Falk, by Joseph Conrad

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