30 January 2014

Keeping It Brief

I was researching (or 'fact checking') a different Victor Hugo quote a week or two ago when I came across this funny anecdote...in the days of pay-by-the-character telegrams, Hugo sent a hopeful telegram to his publisher to inquire about the success or lack thereof of his new novel "Les Miserables". 
His telegram contents read "?". 
The witty publisher's enthusiastic response telegram read "!"

1 comment:

  1. that is fantastic. Like kids texting each other.