My mother's a secretary; my father's an electrician in a mining company.
It is a neck-and-neck race between Mr.
Gray and myself who shall complete our apparatus first. He has the advantage over me in being a practical electrician - but I have reason to believe that I am better acquainted with the phenomena of sound than he is - so that I have an advantage there.
I was training to be an electrician. I suppose I got wired the wrong way round somewhere along the line.
By an irony of fate, my first employment was as a draughtsman.
I hated drawing; it was for me the very worst of annoyances. Fortunately, it was not long before I secured the position I sought, that of chief electrician to the telephone company.