Dubliners Chapter 15 Page 20

wizen-faced man, with a stiff grizzled moustache and swarthy skin, who was passing out with his partner said:

“And may we have some refreshment, too, Miss Morkan?”

“Julia,” said Aunt Kate summarily, “and here’s Mr Browne and Miss Furlong. Take them in, Julia, with Miss Daly and Miss Power.”

“I’m the man for the ladies,” said Mr Browne, pursing his lips until his moustache bristled and smiling in all his wrinkles.

“You know, Miss Morkan, the reason they are so fond of me is — — ”

He did not finish his sentence, but, seeing that Aunt Kate was out of earshot, at once led the