inn to our collection. (See Ysan Inns, The Old Phoenix, The Mermaid Tavern, The Time Patrol Lodge, The Inn Of The Worlds' End etc.)
The Wild Rose Chance tavern:
is in the Nantucketers' mainland outpost of Fogarty's Cove;
is a log cabin with logs a hundred feet long and a yard thick;
has a big taproom with long trestle tables and benches and a fire in a "...long iron-backed field-stone hearth" (SM Stirling, Against The Tide Of Years, Chapter Four, p. 56);
serves breakfast, including hot wholewheat bread with melting butter, to twenty people or more.
Eating breakfast from a loaded plate, Alston reflects that weight is not a problem when a fifteen mile journey means half a day on a horse instead of fifteen minutes in a car.