Punch,  43 (1862), 117–18.

Electric Sparks



Drama, Drollery



    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.

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]