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  • Machinery is killing memory; coloured lights thrown by theatrical lanterns are killing the colours of a human face and character; the man who in the bar-parlour could feel like somebody, is forced in the dark and crowded hall to feel like nobody; the actual human testimony of mankind is minus a man.

    G.K.'s Weekly - The Awful Example

  • Even the dispassionate judges who sat by the hour in the bar-parlour of the

    A Changed Man

  • And even as he did so the flap of the bar was shut down and the bolt clicked, and then with a tremendous thud the catch of the door snapped and the bar-parlour door burst open.

    The Invisible Man

  • Five minutes afterwards when a second cabman pushed his head in cautiously, they were still waiting, and an anxious face peered out of the bar-parlour and supplied information.

    The Invisible Man

  • The bar-parlour door slammed and they heard the key turn.

    The Invisible Man

  • The barman stood in front of the bar-parlour door which was now locked on Mr. Marvel, stared at the smashed window, and came round to the two other men.

    The Invisible Man

  • The book of Wodehouse's which I have recently been reading consists of a number of short stories, as related by Mr Mulliner in the bar-parlour of the Angler's Rest.

    P.G. Wodehouse: Mr Mulliner speaking

  • That Purdy, of all people, should prove a dabster in the share-market! — exchange to such good purpose bar-parlour for “Corner.”

    The Way Home

  • Well, I suppose we had the honour of entertaining in this bar-parlour yesterday, about the biggest and loudest and most fat-headed fanatic in the modern world.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • They seated themselves in a close and dim sort of bar-parlour, at a stained wooden table with one wooden leg.

    The Man Who Was Thursday

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