My brother arrived in New York yesterday.

I must send him a telegram to let him know that I am here.

Let us go to the telegraph office, John.

We’ll be back in about half an hour.

No, I cannot go.

I have to go to the photographer’s.

I am going to have my picture taken today.

Go there after we come back.

I must go now, because I have an appointment with the photographer at eleven o’clock.

I am sorry I can’t go with you.

Never mind, John.

I want to send a telegram.

Here is a telegram form.

Write on it what you wish to say.

Write in plain English.

How much do you want for it?

Count the words.

How many words are there?

There are twenty-two words.

Fifty cents.

You pay less for a night letter.

Write carefully and plainly your address, and the address to which the telegram goes.

Write the telegram in plain English.

A messenger takes the telegram and delivers it.

Pay for the answer if you are anxious to have one.

Answer paid.

To John Brown, TELEGRAM.

Boston, Mass, Jan 4, 1914.

42 Broadway, New York City.

Goods arrived.

Business rushing.

Come at once.

Sanford, Spring Street, Boston, Mass.

In the business sections of a city there are many telephone pay stations from which you can call up any one you wish.

Look up in the latest directory the telephone number of the person whom you wish to call.

Lift the receiver from the hook, and give the number to the operator.

Give the numbers one by one.

Four-seven-six ring six.

If the line is busy, hang up the receiver, and call again in a few minutes.

If you cannot find the telephone number in the directory, call up the operator, and ask for Information.

The person in charge of the “Information” will give you the number.

When you wish to call up a person who lives outside of the city, call the operator, and ask for “Toll Operator.

Give the telephone number to the ”Toll Operator,” and he will open the line for you.

George, somebody called you on the telephone about half an hour ago.

Who was it, do you know?

I don’t know.

He left his telephone number.

You’ll find it on your desk.

Thank you.

I’ll call him up right away central.

Give me nine-two-seven, ring eight please.

Hello.

Is this nine-two-seven, ring eight?

Yes.

Is Peter there?

No, he just went out.

He will be back in about half an hour.

Thank you.

I’ll call him up again later.

Operator.

Give me: nine-two-seven ring eight, please.

Line busy.

Hello.

Is this Peter?

Yes, this is Peter.

This is George.

Did you call me up this morning?

Yes, I did.

I wanted to ask you if there was a chance of getting some work in the shoe factory.

Well,

I don’t know.

I heard the foreman say today that they expected to have a rush next week.

Now if this is so, I believe they will need some men next week.

Why don’t you come down and find out about it?

I will, tomorrow morning.

Good-bye.

Operator.

Toll Operator, please.

Connect me with two-seven-one, ring fifty-two Portland, please.

What is the name of the person to whom you wish to speak?

Paul Kreps.

What is your telephone number?

Your name?

Three-eight, ring two.

John Perry.

I’ll call you when the line is ready.

Hello.

Is this three-0-eight, ring two?

Yes.

Did you call up two-seven-one, ring fifty-two, Portland?

Yes.

The line is ready Central.

Give me two-nine-five, ring three, please.

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