'a pub would be more congenial than a boarding house'
"five and sixpence a night - including breakfast"
'Billy Weaver had travelled down from London on the slow afternoon train'
'He was in the act of turning away from the window when all at once his eye was caught and held in the most peculiar manner by a small notice that was there.'
'There were no other hats or coats in the hall. There were no umbrellas, no walking sticks - nothing'
'She took him into a small but charming front bedroom, switching on the light as she went in.''Before you go to bed, would you be kind enough to pop into the sitting room on the ground floor and signthe book.'
'There were only two other entries above his on the page, and as one always does with guest-books, he started to read them.'
“Left?” she said, arching her brows. “But my dear boy, he never left. He’s still here. Mr Temple is also here. They’re on the third floor, both of them together.”