Meals in the U.P.
At a station on an overland route, the keeper got rather short of provisions--in fact had nothing left but a bottle of mustard and some bacon. As the stage stopped there one day to change horses, the passengers seated themselves at the table, and the host said:
"Shall I help you to a piece of bacon?"
"No, thank you; I never eat bacon," said one traveler.
"Well, then," said the station-keeper, "help yourself to some of the mustard."
Saltland – A Common Truth (2017)
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