PROTEUS

"- Nother dying come home father.
The aunt thinks you killed your mother. That's why she won't." (U3.199)

This is a blue French telegram from 1907: "Do not come tomorrow, Sauveterre sick." The cost of a telegram depended on the word count, and was paid by the sender. The printed information includes 'The State assumes no reponsibility [for mistakes], due to the private nature of correspondance by telegraph' (Law of November 29, 1850, article 6).