In a nutshell: A couple of Parisian lovers secretly go to a provincial town to indulge in a quiet hotel. The young man was assured that this is the quietest hotel you can imagine. Adventures began already on the train. A traveler of Parisian lovers, a mysterious Englishman with a bag full of money, and his no less mysterious nephew arranged a brawl right in the car. It turned out that they intend to stay at the same hotel. Moreover, in the banquet hall, next to the blue room, where the couple in love had lodged, two regiments of French cavalrymen made noisy carousing.
In Paris Leo and his girlfriend take the train to N. Tam, near the Seine, they want to spend the night in an inexpensive hotel. “We are alone!” – the girl in the compartment is happy. Suddenly, a man enters. He speaks fluent French and English. Young people immediately determine that he is an Englishman. With him, they get to N.
In the only hotel in the town, the pair gets the “Blue Room”. She is considered the best. In it are two armchairs covered with Utrecht velvet, and a fireplace. Their fellow Englishman stops in the next room. They are separated by a double door. Soon, before the lovers, there is an increasing piercing noise, which, according to the hotel owner, creates a cheerful officer company who arrived at the hotel.
The careless solitude of young people is broken by the Englishman’s loud, joking jokes, well audible through the wall.
Behind the wall, the Englishman shouts: “Waiter, still a bottle of port!”. Then Leo hears an “incomprehensible rumbling” from the Englishman’s room, followed by a “choked cry”. After a while on the parquet floor, under the double door of the Englishman’s room, something appears that Leo flickers candles for blood.
First he hides from his lover that a murder has occurred in the room. When his girl wakes up the next morning, they are going to escape from the hotel. Leo pays the owner and intends to take the morning train for Paris. In conversation with a great deli it turns out that the Englishman just broke the second bottle of port and, being drunk, “cut off”, hence the squeezed cry.
Learning about this, the couple decides to stay at the hotel, but only before lunch.