He had never stayed in the house before, and he had booked his room by a trunk call from London.
"trunk call from London; you're through," announced the hotel operator.
"A trunk call," he said, explaining the delay in receiving acknowledgment from the other end of the wire.
The telephone squealed shrilly; it was a trunk call from Nemesis.
He hadn't yet had to face a trunk call, and he thought the telephone was fainting.
In fairness to the Postal authorities he should have admitted that it was a trunk call.
After that he tried a trunk call to the office of the makers of the car.
On the third day, about two in the afternoon, I received a trunk call on the 'phone.
Send to this address in Putney, verify the fact that Ricardos has a daughter, and give me a trunk call to Brighton.
He could not have looked more amazed if she had demanded a trunk call to Heaven.