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  • Chapter III Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning a School for Tom The gentleman in the ample white cravat and shirt-frill, taking his brandy-and-water so pleasantly with his good friend Tulliver, is Mr. Riley, a gentleman with a waxen complexion and fat hands, rather highly educated for an auctioneer and appraiser, but large-hearted enough to show a great deal of bonhomie toward simple country acquaintances of hospitable habits.
  • Or—Stelling is a hospitable, pleasant man—he’d be glad to have you stay."

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  • a good-natured and hospitable man
  • a hospitable environment

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