A commercial traveler in hardware, particularly in steel furniture. He was a friend of Mr. Moulder, and one of the “commercial gentlemen” who made the Bull Inn at Leeds their headquarters.
"He looked as though a skin rather too small for the purpose had been drawn over his head and face, so that his forehead and cheeks and chin were tight and shiny. His eyes were small and green, always moving about in his head.... It was not that he did not look you in the face, but he always looked at you with a sidelong glance ...so that sometimes he would prefer to have his antagonist almost behind his shoulder.... His nose seemed to have been compressed almost into nothing by that skin-squeezing operation .... it possessed length without breadth .... the hair ... stood up erect all around to the height of two inches. ... it was very red"