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Eight Strokes of the Clock, The

By: Maurice Leblanc

...The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. The stories have his most famous creation, Arsène Lupin, gentleman-thief, as main character. The eight stories, even though independent, have a leading thread: ...

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Seven O'Clock Stories

By: Robert Gordon Anderson
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Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness!

By: Selma Lagerlöf

... and telling a story he has heard some years earlier from a friend, George, about the Death-Cart, and how a person who dies on New-Years eve when the clock strikes Midnight will have to take over the Death-Cart as driver. The Death-Cart is a beaten-down horse-drawn carriage, drawn by a very old, one eyed horse, which travels the earth to pick up the souls of the dead and t...

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At the Time Appointed

By: Anna Maynard Barbour

...on of them entertaining. Both these requisites are attained. People will be sure to read this story at one sitting, even if that involves hearing the clock strike several times after midnight and that is one test of at least one kind of excellence in a novel. (excerpts from the NY Times review of At the Time Appointed published July 18, 1903)...

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Tourmalin’s Time Cheques

By: Thomas Anstey Guthrie

...e to spend his spare time right away, but can withdraw it at any future date, when he wants a break. All he has to do is present a time cheque to any clock, and he is immediately brought back aboard ship to spend the time withdrawn. Sounds perfect? Peter certainly thinks so, when on a dreary November morning in London, a little tired with his exacting fiancee, he presents ...

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Legacy

By: James Schmitz

...ey exiled the plasmoids to the most distant and isolated world they knew.... (Summary from book jacket) Originally published in 1962 as A Tale of Two Clocks. James Henry Schmitz lived from October 15, 1911–April 18, 1981. Gutenberg Project states: Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the United States. (addition by km)...

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