With the Night Mail: A Story of 2,000 A.D.: Together with Extracts from the Contemporary Magazine in Which It Appeared

With the Night Mail: A Story of 2,000 A.D.: Together with Extracts from the Contemporary Magazine in Which It Appeared

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With the Night Mail: A Story of 2,000 A.D.: Together with Extracts from the Contemporary Magazine in Which It Appeared

With the Night Mail: A Story of 2,000 A.D.: Together with Extracts from the Contemporary Magazine in Which It Appeared

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AT NINE o'clock of a gusty winter night I stood on the lower stages of one of the G. P. O. outward mail towers. My purpose was a run to Quebec in "Postal Packet 162 or such other as may be appointed": and the Postmaster-General himself countersigned the order. This talisman opened all doors, even those in the despatching-caisson at the foot of the tower, where they were delivering the sorted Continental mail. The bags lay packed close as herrings in the long gray underbodies which our G. P. O. still calls "coaches." Five such coaches were filled as I watched, and were shot up the guides to be locked on to their waiting . . .

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