Tuesday, July 31, 2012

tales of the hotel st crispian: chapter 66


by manfred skyline

illustrated by roy dismas, rhoda penmarq, and konrad kraus

editorial consultant: Prof. Dan Leo

williams was a night person, and found his employment as butler with the collinsons congenial. all the members of the family expected immediate service at any hour of the day or night, and an unspoken agreement had evolved that he would be available at night, and that the under-butler or one of the maids would be sufficient during the day after breakfast (when they - the collinsons - tended to be asleep or absent). williams had found that the collinsons expected prompt, but not constant service, and so he was free to spend most of his time at night daydreaming, looking out the windows at park avenue or 86th street, doing crossword puzzles, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

especially since the demise of old colonel collinson, the nights had passed like a parade of peaceful dreams...

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