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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

522- A Telegraph Morse-Code System Operator

 

St-Takla.org Image: Telephone, phone, recorder صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: تليفون، مسجل

St-Takla.org Image: Telephone, phone, recorder.

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: تليفون، مسجل.

The manager of the telephone and telegram department advertized in the official paper that a telegram operator for Morse Code system was needed to work. Seven persons went to apply for the job. They all were seated while the manager was using his device without paying attention to anyone of them. They felt that he was busy working and that he ought to interview them to choose the best. After two minutes, an eighth person entered. He opened the glass door and talked to the manager for a minute. Then, the manager went out and said, Thank you for your interest to work here but the vacancy has been occupied. You can leave.

How can it be? One of the seven asked. Weve been waiting for you to talk to us for hours. When this young man came. He stayed only two minutes. Then, he entered and talked to you for a minute and you chose him without interviewing us!

I was talking to you but you didnt hear me. The manager said smiling. I was talking in the telegraph language but you didnt understand it. I said, Whoever understands me, let him come in. Hell work soon with me.

→ English translation of the story here at St-Takla.org: عامل تلغراف نظام شفر مورس.

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May I hear Your voice O Lord with Samuel the prophet.

May I understand what You say through Your Spirit which dwells in me.

May I answer and run to You

And receive my work with You and through You O Lover of mankind.


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