I want to send a telegram to-
Can I have your number please?
The name of the person you’re sending it to?
And the address?
MS Warszawa: W-A-R-S-Z-A-W-A. Is a ship due in shortly. Port of London, Millwall Dock.
Thank you. At what rate, please?
And the message?
Two words. ‘Ty zginesz’. T-Y Z-G-I-N-E-S-Z.
Insert forty pence in the box, please.
<4 x 10p inserted>
Your greetings telegram to Wednicki, MS Warszawa, Millwall Dock, Port of London. The message reads, ‘T-Y, Z-G-I-N-E-S-Z’.
What’s that, then – ‘happy birthday’?
No. It means, ‘you will die’.
From Special Branch S3E5, ‘Polonaise‘.