Rav Nosson Zvi Finkel, the Alter of Slabodka
Two talmidim came from Slobodka to visit him in a German spa. They arrived on Friday tired from a long hard journey. That night R’ Nosson Zvi kept the Shabbos meal short, did not permit the singing of zemiros, ate quickly, and then sent the talmidim off to sleep.
From Sparks of Mussar by R Chaim Ephraim Zaitchik