"I can see a universal system of telephony for the United States in the very near future," says Carty.
Some future Carty may solve the abandoned problem of the single wire, and cut the copper bill in two by restoring the grounded circuit.
Its motto must be "Ich dien"--I serve; and it will be the work of the future statesmen of the telephone to illustrate this motto in all its practical variations.
When new lines or exchanges are to be built, these men study the situation with an eye to the future. They prepare a "fundamental plan," outlining what may reasonably be expected to happen in fifteen or twenty years.
was now entirely in her lover's hands.
For the first time, she associated those possibilities with the past conduct and characters, with the future lives and fortunes of the orphan sisters.
Was the promise of the future shining with prophetic light through the surface-shadow of Norah's reserve, and darkening with prophetic gloom, under the surface-glitter of Magdalen's bright spirits?
Norah gently checked her before she could say more; gently whispered, "Come with me into the garden -- come, and help Magdalen to look patiently to the future."
I am afraid we must part, unless you can consent to receive twelve sous in future."
"Non--non--non," murmured Adrienne, happy and grateful for the moment, but unwilling to defeat her own plans for the future. "Thank you, thank you, madame; to-morrow you shall see what I can do."
Surely every thing around the human family inculcates the doctrine of the mysterious future, and the necessity of living principally that they be prepared to die.
But the two lovers were so happy in heart, hope so adorned their future, that they chose to see nothing but what was charming in their hidden nest.
They had tested each other in what seemed only a short time; and, instinctively, they recognized that their souls were of a kind whose inexhaustible riches promised for the future unceasing joys.
"That book never will be closed, Philip," she said, with grave sadness; "I desire no future that will break the ties of the past.
The reactionary excitement that gave her a proud self-mastery had not subsided, and she looked at the future with a sense of calm choice.