I got an answering machine for my phone. Now when I'm not homeand somebody calls me up, they hear a recording of a busysignal. I like to leave messages before the beep.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.