QWERTYUIOP tells of a young secretary’s struggle with her predecessor to hold on to her job by communicating through the electric typewriter. Lucy Beck who has just started working at Ross and Bannister’s finds the typewriter haunted by Miss Broome, her predecessor. The latter does not want anybody to take over her place and so haunts the typewriter, making it almost impossible for anyone to type out letters. Lucy is determined to hold on to her job. She battles it out with the spirit and finally is able to give Miss Broome’s spirit peace of mind. She does not disturb Lucy anymore.
Determination brings success.
• Lucy determines to hold on to the job as secretary although she scared to the spirit of Miss Broome that haunted her through the typewriter. At last, she managed to convince Miss Broome to go away and stop haunting the typewriter anymore.
Opportunities come but once.
Letting go when necessary.
Love and care for family members.
Respect has to be earned.
• The story probably takes place in early 20th century when office work was done on typewriters and tapes were still in use. Computers were probably not in use yet.
• Ross and Bannister’s firm.
The story is set in the town of Belmont in the office of Ross and Bannister’s where Lucy Beck works as a secretary and where the haunted typewriter is.
• Lucy Beck’s house.
At the kitchen where Lucy told her mother about her new job and when Lucy talked with her uncle.
• Lucy Beck was a young woman who had just completed a secretarial course in college. She desperately needed money but she was afraid
• she would not be able to secure a job because of her weak typing skills. She was flabbergasted to be accepted as the secretary at the Ross and Bannister’s firm.
• Harry Darke who had retired after 30 years was at the Ross and Bannister’s to welcome Lucy. He could not keep... [continues]
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