Yet McMurtry writes in a telegraphic style that does in sentences what others do in pages.
In Traffic, the so-called white slavers use a telegraphic pen to communicate.
A telegraphic despatch was put in his hands, sent through the United States.
But who, I would ask, put the soul into this telegraphic body?
There were places where a circus-man could have jumped across it with all his pockets full of telegraphic messages.
A man seated at a low table was operating a telegraphic machine.
He telegraphed to the solicitor and sent a telegraphic remittance of the heavy fees demanded for the special license.
It was the telegraphic instrument—the news from Berlin had come!
The idea of telegraphic communication is more than two and a half centuries old.
There are thirty-nine offices, and 1,300 miles of telegraphic wire in this Province.