The young man glanced at the clock again and frowned darkly.
That," concluded the young man bitterly, "is why I have been watching that clock.
Sonorous and startling came the stroke of 9 from the clock tower.
And then, from habit, he glanced at the clock in the tower, and made further oration.
I'll give her the ten minutes and then I'm off," he muttered, and then aloud to the Prince: "I'll join you in confounding all clocks, my friend, and throw in women, too.
Women are the natural enemies of clocks, and, therefore, the allies of those who would seek liberation from these monsters that measure our follies and limit our pleasures.
And the life of the ebony clock
went out with that of the last of the gay.
It was evident, however, that just at this moment the fellow in the steeple was doing something that he had no business to do with the clock.
The clocks carved upon the furniture took to dancing as if bewitched, while those upon the mantel-pieces could scarcely contain themselves for fury, and kept such a continual striking of thirteen, and such a frisking and wriggling of their pendulums as was really horrible to see.
You'd be wanting the clock set by gentlefolks's time, would you?
The fact was, Hetty had really forgotten the difference of the clocks when she told Captain Donnithorne that she set out at eight, and this, with her lingering pace, had made her nearly half an hour later than usual.
He consequently sprang up again, re-entered the office, with a turn of his finger set the clock
right again, that it might not be perceived the next day that it had been put wrong, and certain from that time that he had a witness to prove his alibi, he ran downstairs and soon found himself in the street.
, click, clock
; with each beat of the strangely shaped wings it jumped Bert upward and caught him neatly again half a second later on the saddle.
He suddenly observed, hung over the clock
, a card which, upon inspection, proved to be a programme of the daily routine of the house.
Verily, in those have I mine amusement: wherever I find such clocks
I shall wind them up with my mockery, and they shall even whirr thereby!