OVER THE 'PHONE
Mrs. Forbes, Mr. Evringham's housekeeper, answered the telephone one afternoon. She was just starting to climb to the second story and did not wish to be hindered, so her "hello" had a somewhat impatient brevity.
"Oh," with a total change of voice and face, "is that you, Mr. Evringham?"
"Please send Jewel to the 'phone."
She laid down the receiver, and moving to the foot of the stairs... more...