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Seven O'Clock Stories

By: Robert Gordon Anderson
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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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Tony on the Moon's Children’s Picture Book - Wabbit and the Mouse Clock, A series of illustrated story books for children, Level 4 Book 2

By: Tony James Moon

..." I fear ." said Wabbit, pouring the contents of the clock onto his plate. " That all is not well." Pack took a slice of toast and began to butter it. " Was that the clock with the mouse in it." Pack looked at the contents of the clock scattered on the table. " Repaired i...

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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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Ten Short Stories for Children

By: Vibhu Tewary

...sound repeat again and again and you adjust how fast it ticks according to your liking, you can study with the sound which will be like a tick of the clock every second"....

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Records of a Family of Engineers

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...ame absence, he writes to his wife on a Sun- day: ‘It is now about eight o’clock with me, and I imagine you to be busy with the young folks, hearing t... ...ave breakfasted late, I shall afterwards take a walk, and dine about six o’clock. I do not know who is the clergy- man here, but I shall think of you ... ...st; and that she would even turn a half-penny if laid upon deck.’ By two o’clock on the morning of the 15th July this purgatorial vessel was moored by... ...ting twenty-four in number, em- barked on board of the Smeaton about ten o’clock p.m., and sailed from Arbroath with a gentle breeze at west. Our ship... ...reeably to an arranged plan of operations, all hands were called at five o’clock a.m., just as the highest part of the Bell Rock began to show its sab... ...curately of the state of the weather for the follow- ing day. About five o’clock, on coming upon deck, the sun’s upper limb or disc had just begun to ... ...rock barely made its appearance at this pe- riod of the tides till eight o’clock, yet, having now a full mile to row from the floating light to the ro... ...m different arrange- ments; breakfast was accordingly served up at seven o’clock this morning. From the excessive motion of the floating light, the wr... ... it became necessary to take this meal before leaving the ship. At eight o’clock all hands were assembled on the quarter-deck for prayers, a solemnity...

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The Unfettered Life of Kenyon of New Orleans

By: Steven David Justin Sills

... her yearning for her tormentor’s return, of her wistful caprices for the clock to retreat to that time when she had a job as a paralegal -a time he... ...k had become her and, each day, she flipped and sizzled from the points of clocking in and clocking out. Among other stories, she had heard this one ... ... transients found out where we lived and began banging on our doors at 2 o’clock in the morning because the food pantry was closed. This is the life,... ...e every few seconds and reverberating off an empty shampoo bottle --with clocks confiscated (egg timer I don't know where) this tracks the seconds e... ...Listens to the dripping]. He removed computer and telephone long ago, clocks for whatever reason (maybe just to find out if I would comment on th...

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New Life Incognita

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...an early start." Dagny looked up at the kitchen's big-faced, yellow-framed clock over Tyler's head. "It's not even seven yet. I'd say that's early." S... ...e Incognita by Gracie C. McKeever 185 Kelly glanced at the bedside digital clock. The LCD glowed six a.m.. He'd been out here with the Diazes for a we... ...eeds to cool down." Kelly nodded and sat, counting the seconds on the wall clock above Camilla's head. In sixty seconds, she would be out of there too... ...eaned down and threw her arms around his neck as he glanced up at the wall clock behind her. "Going to miss me?" "Every second." Kelly touched her lip... ...in the dumps all the time. Tyler was spending so much time away from home, clocking all this OT on assignments and just pretty much ignoring you. You ... ... I said, please." "Oh ... okay, sure." Kelly slanted a look at the digital clock beside the phone. The red display clicked over to eleven p.m. just as... ...r fear. She wrapped her arms around his waist as she peeked at the bedside clock. Tyler didn't stir and Kelly kissed his bare shoulder, nuzzled her ch...

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Signature for Sunshine

By: Christine Jones

...ashing up the afternoon tea dishes. Chris kept a close eye on the digital clock sitting on a shelf above the crowded notice board of children’s draw... ...girl. You know who’ll come off second best.” Bill saw Chris glance at the clock. Three twenty five, this was her cue to make tracks. “Back soon Pop.... ...e soon changed, trying to convince herself that he was only attempting to clock up brownie points. How heroic he would look to Bill, Paul, and Sandy... ... up his knife and fork and began eating. Though feeling animated, he soon clocked it up as another break through. Seeing the funny side, it was also... ...or the occasion, having even cleaned his Ute, inside and out. The sense of clocking up another victory had left Rick; having come so far without gett... ...ith one swipe, she cleared the top of the dressing table; the glass-domed clock hit him in the knee. Grasping her wrist, he did haul her into his ar... ...in the kitchen. “I wouldn’t have worried about it, but it’s also my alarm clock.” The candle flickering on the mantelpiece implied he hadn’t got Chr... ... the idea, she raced to get dressed with intensions of catching the ten o’clock bus into town. Decked out in modern furnishings, Paul’s office had th...

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Battle at Bighorn

By: John Richman

...e fire hot, but I was slowly losing the battle. I figured it was around six o’clock, but it was hard to tell in the dark. The good news was that the... ...’ll let you know one way or another.” “It’s worth a try,” he said, “but the clock’s ticking.” “Mr. and Mrs. Baker, I know how important getting... ...t I considered north enough, we changed to a more western heading. By five o’clock it was near dark and we were still a long ways from the Bozeman ...

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The Emerald Dagger

By: Barbara M. Hodges

...tle of Zinfandel wine, and her soon-to-be-fiancé, Duncan. She glanced at the clock. Six-thirty. He was due at seven, and he’d be here right at the str... ...bration. She was getting engaged. The doorbell chimed. Kelsey glanced at the clock. It was six-forty-five. Duncan? Early? She smiled. “I guess he want... ...aring the dishes from the table. “When’s your flight out?” “Tonight at ten o’clock.” 10 The Emerald Dagger “Tonight? Damn. I’ve got the interview wit... ...ainst her lips before releasing her. Over his shoulder Kelsey glanced at the clock. It was eight forty-five. Did she dare mention it? Duncan motioned...

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Tokyo to Tijuana: Gabriele Departing America

By: Steven David Justin Sills

...er roasting in a bonfire. He heard voices of he and his sister counting 7 o'clock, 8 o'clock, 9 o'clock rock. 10 o'clock, 11 o'clock, twelve o'clock ... ...n period linked with reverberating melancholic Buddhist melodies. Toward 6 o'clock, he was still there--and for his excesses his underwear was stolen ... ... pillow she leaned toward the end table with the idea of picking up an alarm clock to look at the time when she saw a handkerchief belonging to one of... ... am a female," she told herself, "but I'm no lowly woman." She picked up the clock. It was 3:00 in the morning. She told herself that if a client was... ...ghts and at another time like twirling maelstroms of dirt and trash flicking clockwise or counter-clockwise according to the caprice of winds. Each t... ...re in all human pursuits. He walked around the living room. He looked at the clock. It was now 5:30. He stared out of the window onto the traffic of S... ...piqued shadow, the cast away reunited with she who cast him out, leaving the clock and going into the yard to waste some time; the hunting of birds wi... ...e kitchen to again watch the incessantly slow turn of the second hand of the clock; still no sounds from above so deciding to burn bacon and to turn d... ...replace dying cells was a collection that was the body. She listened to the clock. It too was an ephemeral device that seemed to hum as incessantly ...

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The Firm of Nucingen

By: Honoré de Balzac

...sound came from the next room save the crackling of the fire. But when the clock struck eight, we heard voices and noisy footsteps; the waiters brough... ...y arrayed, agreeably to the laws that regulate a man’s clothes, at eight o’clock, at noon, four o’clock in the afternoon, and in the evening; to be we... ...t let her send word to him unless you have seen it first—’ “T owards two o’clock in the morning, Isaure was standing beside a diminutive Shepherdess o... ...ondet. I told them a long- 43 Balzac winded story that lasted from nine o’clock till midnight, one tale inside another. I had just brought my twenty-... ...it was as she had suspected. Then Rastignac actually stopped on till two o’clock in the morning. And yet there are those that call him selfish! Beaude... ..., heavy with sleep, has been drinking tea to keep himself awake till two o’clock in the morning, all for a chance of saying a solemn word of advice to... ...lady’! This fervent passion of a man that sets up housekeeping, choos- ing clocks, going to visit his betrothed with his pockets full of patterns of s... ...e temper has been tried.—’A quarrel?’ hazarded Godefroid.—’No.’ —At four o’clock the women took flight for the Bois de Boulogne; Rastignac stayed in t... ... little bomb- shell under the colonnades of the Bourse, and towards four o’clock in the afternoon it exploded.—’Here is something seri- ous; have you ...

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A Woman of Thirty

By: Honoré de Balzac

...hey too felt that in the hour of danger Napoleon meant France herself. The clock of the Tuileries struck the half-hour. In a mo- ment the hum of the c... ... sentence set her dreaming, and at last she suddenly burst into tears. The clocks were striking two. Her head, grown heavy as a dying woman’s, was bow... ... of all the lessons held in store for her by fate. Between two and three o’clock in the morning Julie sat up, sombre and moody, beside her sleeping hu... ...he soul. I found myself smiling as if their happiness had been my own. The clocks struck nine. The young man gave a tender embrace to his companion, a... ...arrator was in the very middle of his tale when M. de Vandenesse heard the clock strike nine. Then it became clear to him that his legal adviser was v... ...o join her children, and I shall have the honor of escorting her.” “Nine o’clock already! Time goes like a shadow in pleasant company,” said the man o... ...some twinges of conscience as they danced on after the hour of return. The clocks struck eleven, and still there was no sign of the servants. A deep s... ... and took him on her knee. “What!” exclaimed the General. “Half-past ten o’clock, and 123 Balzac not one of the servants has come back! The rascals!—... ... read that book only on the condition that you should put it away at ten o’clock. You ought to have shut up the book at the proper time and gone to be...

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

By: Charles Dickens

... affair of business,’ replied Crowl, ‘and will not be home before twelve o’clock. He was very unwilling to go, I can tell you, but there was no help f... ...e had left Smike. Newman had not been home. He wouldn’ t be, till twelve o’clock; 6 THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY there was no chance ... ...ogress did not seem the more rapid from the monotonous ticking of a French clock, or the shrill sound of its little bell which told the quarters. But ... ...d some pain on first awak- ening next morning, he sprung out of bed as the clock struck seven, with very little difficulty , and was soon as much on t... ...I’ve opened the safe every morning all that time (Sundays excepted) as the clock struck nine, and gone over the house every night at half-past ten (ex... ...W MRS KENWIGS WA S AS WELL AS COULD BE EXPECTED IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN seven o’clock in the evening, and it was grow- ing dark in the narrow streets near ... ... which he maintained to be the best time-keeper in Lon- don next after the clock of some old, hidden, unknown church hard by, (for Tim held the fabled... ...hung against the wall—all had their accustomed inches of space. Except the clock, there was not such an accurate and unimpeachable instrument in exist... ...id brother Charles, ‘that we dine at half-past five today instead of two o’clock; we always depart from our usual custom on this anniversary, as you v...

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The Daisy Chain: Or, Aspirations : A Family Chronicle

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...ilmot. “At Oxford; he was to be there to-day, was he not, Norman?” “What o’clock is it? Is the post gone—seven—no; it is all safe,” said Mr. Ward. Poo... ... They sat together in Ethel’s room till somewhere between eight and nine o’clock, when good old nurse, having put her younger ones to bed, came in sea... ...linds for Richard’s coming. There was a simultaneous shout when, at four o’clock, they caught sight of him, and though, at Ethel’s exclamation of wond... ...ng something else for you,” said Ethel; “I heard him carpentering at six o’clock this morning, but I suppose it is to be a secret.” “And don’t you adm... ... as the talk often was, it was truly a comfort to him. It ended when ten o’clock struck, and he went down—Margaret hearing the bell, the sounds of the... ...ollower. He has been your shadow ever since he could walk. But there’s the clock, I must not keep you any longer; good-bye, Norman.” Harry gave his br... ...case, he did not expect to be at home till the mail-train came in at one o’clock at night. Richard begged to go with him, and he consented, unwillingl... ...orman scarcely let his father count for a moment, before he asked, “What o’clock is it?” “A little after twelve.” “What does make you stay up so late,... ...biter of Margaret’s fate. He only came in time for a 145 Yo n g e seven o’clock dinner, and Margaret did not see him that night, but heard enough fro...

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The House of the Seven Gables

By: Nathaniel Hawthorne

...e. There was a great run of custom, setting steadily in, from about ten o’ clock until towards noon,— relaxing, somewhat, at dinner-time, but recommen... ...the carpenter passed beneath it, he looked up and noted the hour. “Three o’clock!” said he to himself. “My father told me that dial was put up only an... ...l-plate,—but we know that the faithful hands have met; for one of the city clocks tells midnight. 230 The House of the Seven Gables A man of sturdy u... ...n of sturdy understanding, like Judge Pyncheon, cares no more for twelve o’clock at night than for the correspond- ing hour of noon. However just the ... ... the Judge’s forgetful fingers neglected to wind it up, as usual, at ten o’clock, being half an hour or so before his ordinary bedtime,—and it has run... ...nd it has run down, for the first time in five years. But the great world- clock of Time still keeps its beat. The dreary night—for, oh, how dreary se...

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Melmoth Reconciled

By: Honoré de Balzac

...d by the spirit of gain rather than by prin- ciples of honor. ABOUT FIVE O’CLOCK, on a dull autumn afternoon, the cash- ier of one of the largest bank... ..., gave the place the 6 Melmoth Reconciled look of a bath-house. At four o’clock the stolid porter had proclaimed, according to his orders, “The bank ... ...ng into the porter’s room, “what made you let anybody come up after four o’clock?” “I have been smoking a pipe here in the doorway ever since four o’c... ...re you quite sure?” “Y es, upon my word and honor. Stay, though, at four o’clock M. Werbrust’s friend came, a young fellow from Messrs. du Tillet & Co... ...lly found himself more and more in debt. One expense entailed another. The clock called for candle sconces. Fires must be lighted in the ornamental 1... ...ed to say in Jenny’s ear, “Go to Leon, and tell him not to come till one o’clock. If you do not find him, and he comes here during the leave-taking, k... ...e Rue des Recollets, which was kept by his old quartermaster. It was two o’clock in the morning, the most perfect stillness prevailed, no one was ther... ...by the current clings to the branch that snaps in his hand. Towards four o’clock that afternoon Castanier appeared among the little knots of men who w... ...laparon, the Bank wants a hundred thousand francs of you, and it is four o’clock; the thing is known, and it is too late to arrange your little failur...

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The Altar of the Dead : The Beast in the Jungle; The Birthplace, And Other Tales

By: Henry James

...iod of life he had long since reached, when, after separations, the marked clock-face of the friend we meet announces the hour we have tried to for- g... ...exquis- ite mildness that as from Acton Hague any injury was credible. The clock ticked in the stillness—Hague had probably given it to her—and while ...

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Somebodys Luggage

By: Charles Dickens

...ap with his war-sword girded on him? Was there not Emile, billeted at the Clock- maker’s, perpetually turning to of an evening, with his coat off, wi... ...become at last, that Beds Nos. 26, 27, 28, and 31, having took their six o’clock dinners, and dozed over their respective pints, had drove away in the...

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