Nothing was done without ceremony under the van der Luyden roof, and though there were but four guests the repast had begun at seven punctually, so that the proper sequence of courses might be served without haste before the gentlemen settled down to their cigars.
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After enjoying a repast in one of the city’s best restaurants...
Her typical evening repast consists of a cheeseburger, fries, and a milkshake.