Tearing open the telegram
, he read it through, guessing at the words, misspelt as they always are in telegrams
, and his face brightened.
He was forced to write, but he sought to make his reply as casual as was possible without being offensive: he begged her not to wire, since it was difficult to explain telegrams
to his mother, an old-fashioned person for whom a telegram
was still an event to excite tremor.
We were fairly accustomed to receive weird telegrams
at Baker Street, but I have a particular recollection of one which reached us on a gloomy February morning, some seven or eight years ago, and gave Mr.
Those who did took some time to realise all that the hastily worded telegrams
in the Sunday papers conveyed.
To think that because you and a young man meet for a moment, there must be all these telegrams
and anger," supplied Margaret.
Yours is the first reply I have received; people who can afford to send long telegrams
don't rush to the advertisements in the Daily Telegraph; but, on the other hand, I was not quite prepared to hear from men like yourselves.
Yes, it was she--rich, and imposing, and seventy-five years of age--Antonida Vassilievna Tarassevitcha, landowner and grande dame of Moscow--the "La Baboulenka" who had caused so many telegrams
to be sent off and received--who had been dying, yet not dying--who had, in her own person, descended upon us even as snow might fall from the clouds
Jasper and the pantry-boy are both out with notes and telegrams
The doctor, with the telegrams
in his hand, made his way down a splendid staircase, past the long picture gallery where masterpieces of Van Dyck and Rubens frowned and leered down upon him; descended the final stretch of broad oak stairs, crossed the hail, and entered his master's rooms.
I, too," she said at last, "have had some telegrams
But I own I would have given something to have kept this telegram
out of the house.
, transmitted by cable from Valentia (Ireland) to Newfoundland and the American Mainland, arrived at the address of President Barbicane.