The Ten Weeks, 22 January, The Telex That Changes Things

Pierre came into the office the next morning to find one and only one piece of paper in the central part of his desk. It was a telex from the home office; rendered in English, it read as follows:

WLL RCVD YR SPCL TLX DTD 21 JAN 71. WLL CNTCT GVRNMT N RVRT ASAP.
TKS N RGDS.

“Beau Geste has begun,” he said to himself.

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