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Mr Winkle is confused

He quickly put a dressing-gown around himself, and went downstairs. An old woman and a couple of waiters were cleaning the coffee room, and an officer in uniform was looking out of the window. The officer turned round as Mr Winkle came in, and nodded his head stiffly. The soldier then ordered the servants to leave the room, and closed the door very carefully once they had left. He said, 'Are you Mr Winkle?'

'My name is Winkle, sir.'