And the third of these speech-improving Bells, the inventor of the telephone, inherited the peculiar genius of his fathers, both inventive and rhetorical, to such a degree that as a boy he had constructed an artificial skull, from gutta-percha and India rubber, which, when enlivened by a blast of air from a hand-bellows, would actually pronounce several words in an almost human manner.
The third Bell, the only one of this remarkable family who concerns us at this time, was a young man, barely twenty-eight, at the time when his ear caught the first cry of the telephone.
Yet she, Pollyanna, was expected to enter alone these fearsome rooms, and telephone the, doctor that the master of the house lay now--
The room was large, and sombre with dark woods and hangings like the hall; but through the west window the sun threw a long shaft of gold across the floor, gleamed dully on the tarnished brass andirons in the fireplace, and touched the nickel of the telephone on the great desk in the middle of the room.
Raffles was the very man to administer it - but he had not talked like that man through the telephone
Her maid answered the telephone
which was in the countess' boudoir.
It is because I have heard what you were saying over the telephone
that I am here," he declared.
Quite irrelevantly, still at the telephone
and talking with her, he felt an overpowering desire to die for her, and visions of heroic sacrifice shaped and dissolved in his whirling brain.
We learn naught but that we get by the telephone
And yet, if the telephone
had been miraculously connected with some higher atmosphere pungent with the scent of thyme and the savor of salt, Katharine could hardly have breathed in a keener sense of exhilaration.
He's such a nut with the telephones
," the man by his side explained, helping himself to marmalade.
By nine o'clock his telephone
began to ring and the reports to come in.
The sound of her voice through the telephone
did much to cure the restlessness from which he had been suffering since the conclusion of his holiday.
bell rang and Tom picked up the instrument from the desk.
By the way, I can't realize that we really have telephones
in Avonlea now.