Speaking of accommodating hotel clerks remarked a Portland commercial traveller the best I ever saw was in a town near Bangor

"Speaking of accommodating hotel clerks," remarked a Portland

commercial traveller, "the best I ever saw was in a town near

Bangor. Just before I retired I heard a scampering under the bed

and looked under, expecting to see a burglar. Instead I saw a

couple of large rats just escaping into their hole. I dressed and

went down to the office and put in a big kick. The clerk was as

serene as a summer's breeze.

"'I'll fix that, all right, sir,' he said. 'Front! Take a cat to

23 at once.'"