Set in 'An Electric Telegraph Office', this drama features 'Mr. Moryas Hont, a mild gentleman who wishes to send a message', and some clerks, and reveals the delays which 'Hont' encounters before he can send his message to the town of 'Fortywinks' (117). The problems include rewriting his message to save money (but which destroys the polite tone of the message), the desultory attitude of the telegraph boy, and the busy condition of the company's line.
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