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Mr.James Scott has a garage in Silbury and now he has just bought another garage in
Pinhurst. Pinhurst is only five miles from Silbury, but Mr. Scott cannot get a telephone for
his new garage, so he has just bought twelve pigeons. Yesterday, a pigeon carried the first
message from Pinhurst to Silbury. The bird covered the distance in three minutes. Up to
now, Mr.Scott has sent a great many requests for spare parts and other urgent messages
from one garage to the other. In this way, he has begun his own private ‘telephone’ service.