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The Night Wire

By Arnold, H. F.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000179862
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 0.5 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: The Night Wire  
Author: Arnold, H. F.
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Arnold, H. F. (n.d.). The Night Wire. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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There is something ungodly about these night wire jobs. You sit up here on the top floor of a skyscraper and listen in to the whispers of a civilization. New York, London, Calcutta, Bombay, Singapore — they're your next-door neighbors after the streetlights go dim and the world has gone to sleep. Alone in the quiet hours between two and four, the receiving operators doze over their sounders and the news comes in. Fires and disasters and suicides. Murders, crowds, catastrophes. Sometimes an earthquake with a casualty list as long as your arm. The night wire man takes it down almost in his sleep, picking it off on his typewriter with one finger.

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