Although the hall porter saw someone's carriage standing at the entrance, after scrutinizing the mother and son (who without asking to be announced had passed straight through the glass porch between the rows of statues in niches) and looking significantly at the lady's old cloak, he asked whether they wanted the count or the princesses, and, hearing that they wished to see the count, said his excellency was worse today, and that his excellency was not receiving anyone.
"My friend," said Anna Mikhaylovna in gentle tones, addressing the hall porter, I know Count Cyril Vladimirovich is very ill...
The hall porter sullenly pulled a bell that rang upstairs, and turned away.
He reached Brown's at twenty minutes past two and left it again at twenty-three minutes past; for, directly he entered, the hall porter
had handed him a telephone message.
She opened it, and out came a diminutive hall porter
at whose belt hung a tiny chain, at the end of which was a golden key half as long as the smallest pin you ever saw.
The hall porter
stood holding open the great door of the house.
The hall porter
entered the room and addressed Aynesworth.
At Camperdown House he learned that Helene was out - shopping, the hall porter
"In each case the outside porter will send for the hall porter
, to whom also you will give a shilling.
One of the latest bouquets comes from a woman councillor in Surrey in a letter: "I would like to express my appreciation," she writes, "of the helpfulness of the hall porter
who conducted my friends and myself around the City Hall and to thank him for the trouble he took in describing to us the various objects of interest."
And these gentlemen were well looked after - by a steward, a cook, four waiters, three housemaids, a kitchen maid, a scullery maid, a barmaid, and a hall porter
I was employed by the porter and not by the hotel, so I used to make a lot of money for the hall porter
and can remember the Grand National winners coming up the hotel steps."