Henry, the barkeeper, serves the Swede alcohol when he arrives in the saloon after leaving the Palace Hotel. When tensions rise between the Swede and the other saloon patrons, Henry is obviously on the side of his customers, including the gambler, but tries to calm everyone nonetheless. After the Gambler stabs the Swede, Henry leaves the Swede's body in the bar to find help “and company,” indicating Henry's status as an insider in Romper, unlike the alienated Swede.
The Barkeeper (Henry) Character Timeline in The Blue Hotel
The timeline below shows where the character The Barkeeper (Henry) appears in The Blue Hotel. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.