• Out in the Pool certain other boats caught the eye... each carried a bright fire amidships, in a brazier, beside a man, two small barrels of beer, and a very large handbell. The men were purlmen, Grandfather Nat told me, selling hot beer in the cold mornings - to the men on the colliers, or on any other craft thereabout.

    Arthur Morrison (2016). “The Complete Works of Arthur Morrison (Including Martin Hewitt Detective Mysteries, Sketches of the Old London Slum & Tales of the Supernatural) - Illustrated: Adventures of Martin Hewitt, The Red Triangle, Tales of Mean Streets, The Dorrington Deed Box, The Green Eye of Goona, Divers Vanities, Green Ginger, Fiddle o' Dreams, The Shadows Around Us & more”, p.1072, e-artnow