At 8:00 P.M. Saturday, our hero Leo is still aboard the ship docking at Southampton. Because he can't find a stagecoach to carry him to his destination, he stop at a local tavern for supper. He's been served a stew with questionable meat, but as soon as he gets a tankard of good English ale, he can't stop praising the wonderful food of England.
Despite the difficulties of finding a coach at night on a Saturday, somehow or other he reaches his destination of the little town of Sandercombe in time enough to be put up at the little guiesthouse and get a night's sleep by next morning.
Then we have this passage:
As their voices were raised in song, a few eyebrows were also raised at the newcomer’s deep bass voice that soared below theirs sweetly following the melody.
Murdoch, Emily. A Harvest Passion (Kindle Locations 133-134). Endeavour Press. Kindle Edition.
From the author who is hailed as the next Julian Fellowes by one of her reviewers.