Mrs. Hall was a meticulous person who killed to keep her inn neat and oerderly.Her guest, on the other hand, was diagonally opposite. He was clumsy and careless. Hence there were a number of’skirmishes’between her and the guest over the mess that he had been piling up in the parlour. Whether he made a stain on the table cloth or he littered her carpet with straw or he messed up to the room with broken glass, he wouldn’t listen to the hostess’ complaint. Every time he silenced her by asking her to put the damage in the bill.
He found it convenient to make liberal monetary offers because it satisfied his hostless’bussiness interests and it also suited his easy –going habits. His mind was always preoccupied with better things than the idea of cleanliness. Hence, he wanted to avoid being worried by the lady over trifles. Thus the arrangements suited both Mrs. Hall who didn’t mind any mess as long as she was being compensated for it and also the stranger who could do as he pleased without being bothered.