In "The Quick One" by G. K. Chesterton, the author was describing a group of commercial travelers in a hotel, saying:
The manager and the barman knew all the travelers quite well, and there was no doubt about their movements as a whole. They had stood at the bar chaffing and drinking; they had been involved, through their lordly leader, Mr Jukes, in a not very serious altercation with Mr Pryce-Jones; and they had witnessed the sudden and very serious altercation between Mr Akbar and Mr Raggley. Then they were told they could adjourn to the Commercial Room and did so, their drinks being borne after them like a trophy.
What's meant by this bolded phrase?
I mean do the trophies usually be borne after their winners?
Or "trophy" means here "suffix" that follow after?