Tuesday, May 13, 2008

One Thousand Years Hence


"Tell my daughter that she must not forget that dinner will be an hour earlier today. She is in Egypt."

"Yes, mum," (Telephones a phonographic signal to Pyramid station No. 99,999.)

"I see the airship from Market street, Japan, nearing the window. Bring my husband's slippers and dressing gown."

"Yes, mum."

"Now touch the buttons A, L, R, T, V, and X. I think that will be all we want for dinner. Here comes my daughter on her biwind flier just in time. Call up No. 8888."

"Yes, mum." — Boston Globe.

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