‘All ready with Detroit,’ said the telephone operator.
‘Hello,’ said the girl in New York.
‘Hello?’ said the young man in Detroit.
‘Oh, Jack!’ she said. ‘Oh, darling, it’s so wonderful to hear you. You don’t know how much I—’
‘Hello?’ he said.
‘Ah, can’t you hear me?’ she said. ‘Why, I can hear you just as if you were right beside me. Is this any better, dear? Can you hear me now?’
‘Who did you want to speak to?’ he said.
‘You, Jack!’ she said. ‘You, you. This is Jean, darling. Oh, please try to hear me. This is Jean.’