It was like Connie to spend as little time on the telephone as possible.
She stared out the windows at the telephone poles as they approached and sped off in a blur.
Giddon was obviously watching her, so calling on her telephone might be tipping her hand.
He hadn't discouraged the short telephone calls with Connie on his phone.
The delayed conversation indicated he was talking on the telephone.
It was bits and pieces of a telephone conversation with a mystery person.
And yet, Yancey had mentioned cocaine in his telephone conversation.
Still, if that were the case, she need not have brought up the telephone call at the table.
Their telephone conversation last night concluded with the decision that Connie would pick her up at the end of the drive today at 11:30 am.
One evening, when Tammy was in bed and the three of them were relaxing in the family room, the telephone rang.
Lisa dropped her pad and pencil on the couch and crossed the room, wondering who might be calling her on his telephone and why Yancey was screening her calls.
The voice on the telephone became urgent.
Apparently his mood had been inspired by the telephone call she made to Connie a few nights ago.
If she could get to her telephone, she could call someone for help.
The telephone drowned out his response, and Lisa darted to her room.
Yancey lifted the telephone from her hand.
The moment was so tense that, when the telephone rang, they both jumped.
The voice on the telephone had belonged to a middle-aged woman dressed modestly in a dark suit.
Cynthia looped the coils of the telephone cord around her finger.
Wireless Internet was not available at the cabin and our computer had no means for a telephone hook-up.
The fellow worker promised to dig around and telephone back.
Martha would talk to Quinn... to grease the skids... as she put it, and have him telephone me the following evening.
"Telephone someone," Betsy said between sobs.
Once my telephone ordeal was over, everything was out of our hands.
We would, as Betsy suggested, telephone the tip on our way back to New York.
He so busied himself with his silly telephone trick to call away the mother he didn't notice someone who must have been watching.
Saturday ended with one success in four tries, and a sizeable telephone bill.
After a brief discussion we decided to telephone first and leave the visit option on the table, at least for now.
They gave me a special telephone where the calls come in.
I could call ahead for a camp site; I know the telephone area code and prefix.
Impatience prompted me to telephone Ethel Reagan before the allotted hour was up.
I'll stick around here and telephone Howie.
I questioned the newspaper woman in Boston, by telephone, in hopes of enticing her to meet with me under the guise of my writing a magazine article.
Ten minutes later I heard a telephone ringing downstairs.
I took time before retiring for the day to telephone Martha with the good news Julie's break in was a false alarm.
A ringing telephone interrupted us.
He heard the operator's voice on the telephone.
Howie doesn't want you to simply telephone Willard Humphries; he wants you to go down there and look him in the eye when you ask him.
The third room was for Howie who was busy on the telephone when four of us arrived.
It was the sound I hated more on a telephone that Henri Mancini's version of Theme from Moon Glow or any other top one hundred hits of elevator music was, 'would you please hold'?
Unfortunately, you were far more careless calling your tip line and a telephone code was noted and remembered by the operator.
Martha Boyd would be leaving, so the telephone informed them.
Unless there was a pending crisis of major proportions, telephone messages remained unanswered and promises unfulfilled.
They had given Martha a telephone card and asked she contact them as soon and as often as she could.
He picked up the telephone and handed it to her.
The telephone confab was between Rose and Cynthia and apparently the two spoke with like mind.
He picked up the telephone.
Paul made this telephone message—for when we weren't home.
The telephone lines between New Jersey and Colorado continued to burn about the confirmed August wedding date.
There was nothing they could say or do about Martha's situation except to keep their telephone nearby and pray for the best.
But as many times as David Dean considered picking up the telephone, it remained snuggled in its cradle unless Cynthia was answering it.
They had just finished the meal when the telephone rang, but not with news of Martha.
A quick telephone call to Jake Weller produced no further word on whether or not Fitzgerald had reported as summoned to Denver.
Fred O'Connor and David Dean kept close tabs on the New Jersey nuptials via telephone.
After the telephone call tonight, he wasn't so sure money was an asset.
Several times the telephone rang and he hurried to answer it as if he were expecting a call.
They could have said that much over the telephone.
Several nights later the telephone rang and Carmen answered it.
She provided the requested information, explained that she was going to assist him and then put the telephone on the floor, still open.
He should have no trouble figuring out where he lived, worked or what his telephone number was.
She gave them her sister's address and telephone number and promised to keep in touch.
Alex was finishing supper with his family when the telephone rang in his office.
He strode to his office and picked up the telephone receiver of the land line.
They had not seen her since their wedding but Cynthia spoke to her by telephone frequently and the two were as close as the distance allowed.
When she told them the valuable stuff I had, they asked for my telephone number.
A sharp ring from the hall telephone interrupted him.
At first he feared it was a telephone until its uninterrupted sound told him otherwise.
She rose, and to Dean's surprise, went to the hall telephone.
I don't mean to be disrespectful, ma'am, but when we spoke on the telephone, I offered you the letters and the clothing.
Dean picked up the telephone and called Sheriff Weller.
Dean was wondering about her answer, as the telephone rang.
Crumpled in the waste paper basket was a small piece of white paper with a telephone number.
What in hell would Jerome Shipton be doing with Janet's telephone number?
It'll give you a chance to telephone to Cynthia, too.
He then asked if he might use her telephone with his phone card.
Then he asked, "Did you get to telephone 'the lovely Queen Sinthee?'"
Dean brought Fred up to date on not only the telephone call to his wife, but his meeting with Weller and his speculation that Cynthia might have seen Donnie Ryland near the accident scene.
It was never clear if that was the case and the kid lucked out, but Dean used the excuse of mock consternation to excuse himself and walk uptown to telephone Cynthia.
Before he could answer, the bedside telephone shrilled, its shocking ring penetrating the late night stillness.
The telephone in faraway Indiana rang, first in their agreed sequence, then twenty times before Dean gave up and turned out the light.
Once in his bedroom, he closed the door and again tried to telephone Cynthia.
Dean had tried to telephone Cynthia once more with no luck.
Dean had no more than hung up from yet another unsuccessful telephone try when the phone rang.
He could picture her sitting there, listening to the ringing telephone, but not wanting to answer it.
Bells started going off in Dean's mind at the same time bells started ringing in the hall telephone.
Then, as if explaining her long distance telephone expenditure added, "She got a free phone card for listening to a time share pitch."
But he's going to miss the telephone and television -- and that tiny bedroom upstairs isn't exactly the Hotel Hilton.
I don't have anything against a telephone.
The telephone rang and she dropped the hoe, racing for the house.
Carmen made it to the telephone on the sixth ring, gasping for breath as she picked up the receiver.
And then the telephone buzzer rang.
The dogs were distracted momentarily by the sound of the telephone, but when it stopped ringing, they advanced further.
Later she received a telephone call from the Norfolk Police Department, but it only confirmed what Officer McCarthy had already told her.
Dean had already overstayed his visit, so with promises to return if he had any more questions and to keep in telephone contact, he took his leave, shaking Cynthia Byrne's hand and waving to Janice Riley, who was again on the phone.
Mayer's telephone rang and he excused himself to answer it, leaving Dean at Jeffrey Byrne's grey steel desk.
There was also a large note reminding him of a 10:00 court appearance today and two telephone messages.
Although Ethel and Fred had never met, that didn't stop them from developing a strong mutual dislike, fueled via telephone messages and third-party comments.
The unearthly shrill of the telephone shattered the scene, once, twice, three times before Dean clawed at the instrument and grumbled something.
Three more telephone calls to Cece Baldwin were as unsuccessful as the first and Dean spent the rest of the evening poring over the Byrne file.
It listed apartments, furnished or unfurnished and a telephone number, just in case someone should happen by.
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