This week's photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller's Abode. Thank you Louise!
Blacksmith Jones looked forward all day for the newspaper. He scanned for the news of the war but the head line caught his eye and he read about the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862. It would aid in the construction of a continental railroad and telegraph line. It said that Lincoln and his Union promised it would stretch from the Missouri river to the Pacific-ocean. The blacksmith jeered mentally and searched for the war-news.
However, the word ‘telegraph’ nagged at him. He did not understand it. He enquired about it and followed it up.
A decade later, his son Dick prided himself on being the fastest telegraph reader and transmitter using a code called Morse. On his first day at the job the blacksmith had presented him with a new suit and a time piece from an old wooden box.
What are those pebbles, Pa?
I shall tell you – before I die.
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