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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?"

-Reader's Digest

-- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary

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