Jack was about to ask what it was, when he saw a messenger running from the telephone office. This was the main office, or, at least, one of the main offices, in that section, and official, as well as general, news was sometimes sent over the wire.
The man was waving a slip of paper over his head, and he was calling out something in French.
"What's he saying?" asked Jack.
"Something about good news," answered Tom. "I didn't get it all. Let's go over and find out. It's good news all right," he went on. "See! they're cheering."
"More news," murmured Jack. "And you have some, too?"
"I should say so! Things surely are happening this morning! Come on!" and Tom set off on a run.