Inn, n. In former times, a precursor to the modern hotel.
Once upon a time, a wayfarer came upon an in bearing a sign, "Inn
of Saint George and Ye Dragon." He knocked upon the door, and the
matron came out.
"Pray have mercy on a poor and weary traveller beset by bandits.
I've got no silver, but I can sing or tell a tale."
"I care not about the woes of a filthy ragamuffin. Begone." With
these words, she threw a rotten apple at him, slamming shut the
He began to walk away, paused in thought, and at last returned,
once again lifting the heavy knocker.
"May I please speak with Saint George?"
- -- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary