Breathless

mail-sorting

“For as the action proceeds, interest tightens and pace increases. In the first part, the public sets the pace, moving slowly toward the wickets of the Post Office to use all its services one by one — and incidentally to show a young reader precisely how to use them. But once back of these windows this reader is caught up in an ever-heightening speed rising to a breathless climax.”

— May Lamberton Becker in her introduction to Here Comes the Mail (1939) by Robert Disraeli

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