A Little Taste of 1899: Journey to Mars

Posted: January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Writing a little tonight on 1899: Journey to Mars. Here’s a little telegraph exchange:

Telegram from Avanish Rathmandu to Billy Gostman

18 MARCH 1893
TO BILLY GOSTMAN
WACO TEXAS UNITED STATES
DEAR BILLY
YOU MUST BE INFORMED THAT PEOPLE OF THE COLOR WHICH IS YOURS HAVE BEEN UPON CEYLON ASKING MANY QUESTIONS OF THE VILLAGERS STOP I AM BEING SAYING THESE THINGS UNTO THE TELEGRAPH OPERATOR OF OUR VILLAGE AND BECAUSE THE LANGUAGE OF YOURS IS QUITE DEFICIENT IN MY HEAD HE IS SAYING THIS TO YOU FOR ME STOP DO NOT BE ALARMED STOP HE IS A COUSIN AND WILL NOT GIVE UP THE GREAT SECRET STOP THE LARGE BOATS GO NEAR THE COASTLINE OF THE DAY AND OF THE NIGHT STOP THEY ARE LOOKING FOR IT STOP WE TOLD THEM IT WAS IN THE PLACE WHICH IS BEING MOST INCORRECT AND THEY ARE SEARCHING IN THAT PLACE STOP SHALL YOU BE RETURNING TO US ONCE AGAIN INTERROGATIVE THE FINDING OF IT IS FOR YOU ALONE STOP IT IS THE WISH OF MY FAMILY MOST FERVENT STOP FATHER IS ILL STOP OF THIS WORLD HE WILL NOT LONG BE STOP HE IS YOUR FRIEND IN TRUTH STOP AS IS HIS SON WHICH IS MYSELF STOP
RATHMANDU AVANISH JOSEPH

Reply by Telegram from Billy Gostman to Avanish Rathmandu

30 MARCH 1893
TO AVANISH RATHMANDU
MAVELITURAL TAMIL CEYLON
DEAR AVI
I AM COMING STOP
BILLY

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