Human Comedy
One Day Homer Macauley signs up for a telegram delivery job and gets it. While
he delivers these letters he discovers the truth about love, hope, and pain
seeing the reactions on the faces of the people when they receive the message.

He relates his life to the letters awaiting one from his brother Marcus who is
in war. When he is not out sending telegrams he goes to school in which he is
very admired by all of his teachers but Mr. Byfield who despises him. Being a
poor boy is held against Homer, which Mr. Byfield emphasizes trying to get him
in trouble. Getting on with the story. Homer is later faced with a life
experience when his telegram advisor, Mr. Gangley, dies when he is typing an
incoming message a message that states "The Department of war regrets to
inform you that your son Marcus........", not finishing the statement.

Later, when homer returns home he sees a young soldier on his steps. He is
ovious that he is injured, but he is also holding a message. It is a message
from a dead Marcus Macauley. Homer invites him in and the story ends.