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asked Stepan Arkadyevitch, taking the telegram and seating himself at the looking-glass.
To answer or not to answer the telegram in his pocket?
The president tore open the envelope, read the dispatch, and, despite his remarkable powers of self-control, his lips turned pale and his eyes grew dim, on reading the twenty words of this telegram.
Maston should have done before sending this telegram forth to the world, which, according to his idea, told the whole result of the enterprise.
So that is the tail end of the telegram which Godfrey Staunton dispatched within a few hours of his disappearance.
The telegram concluded with the words: "Formi- dable as they seem to be, the Martians have not moved from the pit into which they have fallen, and, indeed, seem incapa- ble of doing so.
To think that because you and a young man meet for a moment, there must be all these telegrams and anger," supplied Margaret.
And he was gone before a double-knock on the outer door had done ringing through the rooms, to return next minute with an open telegram and a face full of news.
Jasper and the pantry-boy are both out with notes and telegrams.
While Martin changed the telegram to "two laundrymen," Joe went on:-
This information obtained, Alban had dispatched a telegram to Emily--in Cecilia's name: "Pray send us a few words to relieve our anxiety, and let us know if we can be of any service to you.
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