Ezra looked out at the pub’s visitors and scowled when he saw two men bickering. Then, catching the eye of a man who stood watching the crowd, he, almost imperceptibly, lifted his chin and tilted his head toward the potential trouble.
The man with whom he communicated went to the table where the two visitors sat, arguing loudly, just as they stood in unison. Ezra’s representative cautioned them against any fisticuffs or scuffling. He’d remove them both immediately and not allow them back unless or until the innkeeper granted them the right to return, he told them.
Slowly one, then the other, sat back down. Moments later, they laughed together, the anger of the moment dissipated.
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