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the clink of glasses. presently

Leslie was puttering about in the dining-room. Griffith could hear the clink of glasses. Presently he appeared in the doorway a bottle in his hand which he held up invitingly.
      “Join me?”
      Griffith shook his head; he disliked the taste of whiskey. A dozen times he had accompanied Leslie to the bar in the hotel and watched him fill his pony glass nearly full and slowly drain it; it did not seem to have any effect upon him.

— Charles Gilman Norris, Salt, Or, The Education of Griffith Adams (1918; this 1926 printing) : 132
several scans at hathitrust
brief summary at goodreads

Charles Gilman Norris (1881-1945), wikipedia

30 March 2022