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"The queer pub is different. Comparatively few people come alone, except if they happen to be regulars. The usual custom is
to come in pairs, then ignore each other for most of the evening, except when the strain becomes too great. If one talks to an
unattached person there is usually tension. The man is ill at ease, it takes time to sum you up and the process occupies most
of his mind and renders him tongue-tied. he doesn't know whether you are a plain-clothes man or not. This, of course, is usually
easy to decide; your age, your clothes, your appearance give the information in a few seconds. But there are other considerations;
he doesn't know what you demand; he can guess, but only trial and error can supply the answer."
The Heart in Exile (novel), Rodney Garland, UK, 1953
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