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Master Humphreys Clock

By: Charles Dickens

...or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Master Humphrey’s Clock by Charles Dickens , the Pennsylvania State University, Electroni... ...ania State University is an equal opportunity University. Master Humphrey’s Clock By Charles Dickens CHAPTER I—MASTER HUMPHREY, FROM HIS CLOCK SIDE I... ...n them the rustling of silk brocade, and the light step of Master Humphrey’s Clock — Dickens 3 some lovely girl, than to recognise in their altered ... ...nd so pass on. In a little time, those whom I had thus ac Master Humphrey’s Clock — Dickens 4 costed would make a point of coming to their doors an... ... by any jest upon my crooked figure. As a child I was mel Master Humphrey’s Clock — Dickens 5 ancholy and timid, but that was because the gentle co... ...oke upon me for the first time, and I knew, while watching Master Humphrey’s Clock — Dickens 6 my awkward and ungainly sports, how keenly she had fe... ... a little money could replace at will. Chief and first among all these is my Clock,—my old, cheerful, companionable Clock. How can I ever convey to ot... ...I ever convey to others an idea of the comfort and consolation that this old Clock has been for years to me! It is associated with my earliest recolle... ... broken the oppressive silence, and seemed to give me assurance that the old clock was still a faithful watcher at my chamber door! My easy chair, my ...

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Blix

By: Frank Norris

...lix by Frank Norris 1899 Chapter I IT HAD JUST STRUCK NINE from the cuckoo clock that hung over the mantelpiece in the dining-room, when Victorine bro... ...elf-centred old man, with but two hobbies—homoeopathy and the mechanism of clocks. But he had a strange way of talking to himself in a low voice, keep... ...is own doings and actions; as, for in- stance, upon this occasion: “Nine o’clock—the clock’s a little fast. I think I’ll wind my watch. No, I’ve forgo... ...inally broke the crystal of his watch as he was resetting it by the cuckoo clock. “Hello!” he exclaimed suddenly, “where did you get that clock? Where... ... exclaimed suddenly, “where did you get that clock? Where did you get that clock? That’s new to me. Where did that come from?” “That cuckoo clock?” in... ... in this room at least twice a week for the last year and a half, and that clock, and no other, has always hung there.” But already Condy had forgotte... ...lways hung there.” But already Condy had forgotten or lost interest in the clock. “Is that so? is that so?” he murmured absent- mindedly, seating hims... ... mindedly, seating himself at the table. Mr. Bessemer was murmuring: “That clock’s a little fast. I can not make that clock keep time. Victorine has l... ...o bisque figures of an Italian fisher boy and girl kept com- pany with the clock, a huge timepiece, set in a red plush palette, that never was known t...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. It had just struck nine from the cuckoo clock that hung over the mantelpiece in the dining-room, when Victorine brought in the halved watermelon and set it in front of Mr. Bessemer?s plate. Then she went down to the front door for the damp, twisted roll of the Sund...

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Countess Kate

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

... I CHAPTER I “THERE, I’ve done every bit I can do! I’m going to see what o’clock it is.” “I heard it strike eleven just now.” “Sylvia, you’ll tip up! ... ...ier, and she moved as though wearied out for the whole day by the time the clock struck nine, and released them; whilst her pupil, who never was cross... ...luncheon was a great infliction, because all the time from that to three o’clock was her own. It was a poor remnant of the entire afternoons which she... ...or those of colonists cutting down trees and making the butter. At three o’clock the carriage came to the door; and on Mon- days and Thursdays took La... ...e light nights of summer always dimin- ished her alarms; and she heard the clocks strike, and the bell ring for prayers, the doors open and shut, all ... ...had come round with Adelaide to carry off Kate, and meet the rest at ten o’clock. Lady de la Poer would have written, but it had only boon settled tha... ...r infect Adelaide. They intended to have gone into the gardens till four o’clock, when the fountains were to play; but as they moved towards the great... ...ust as a knock came to the door, and the maid announced that it was five o’clock, and Miss’s things were quite ready; and in return she was thanked, a... ...in, she was still two miles from St. James’s; and it was half-past three o’clock, so that she began to feel that she had run away without her dinner, ...

...Excerpt: Chapter 1. ?THERE, I?ve done every bit I can do! I?m going to see what o?clock it is.? ?I heard it strike eleven just now.? ?Sylvia, you?ll tip up! What a tremendous stretch!? ?Wha-ooh! Oh dear! We sha?n?t get one moment before dinner! Oh, horrible! oh, horrible! most horrible!? ?Sylvia, you know ...

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The Recruit

By: Honoré de Balzac

...oyment, and gave them, more especially, excellent dinners. T oward seven o’clock on this memorable evening, her guests were all assembled in a wide ci... ...Brigitte, “he must be toil- ing along the roads on foot.” “There’s eight o’clock striking now,” cried the countess, in terror. She dared not stay away... ...I had questioned him and demanded to see his papers.” At that instant, the clocks of Carentan struck half-past nine; the lanterns were lighted in Mada... ... the Revo- lution, “but do not keep him under your roof later than seven o’clock in the morning. To-morrow, at eight, I shall be at your door with a d...

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Around the World in 80 Days

By: Jules Verne

... his body straight, his head erect; he was steadily watching a complicated clock which indicated the hours, the minutes, the seconds, the days, the mo... ...ommunication with the lower stories; while on the mantel stood an electric clock, precisely like that in Mr. Fogg’s bedchamber, both beating the same ... ...’ll do,” said Passepartout to himself. He suddenly observed, hung over the clock, a card which, upon inspection, proved to be a programme of the daily... ...had not gone so smoothly. The package of notes not being found when five o’clock sounded from the ponderous clock in the “drawing office,” the amount ... ...nditions so 16 Around the World in 80 Days difficult to their friend. The clock struck seven, and the party offered to suspend the game so that Mr. F... ... true that he was going away, this so domestic person hitherto! By eight o’clock Passepartout had packed the modest car- pet-bag, containing the wardr... ... any price. The commissioner of police was sitting in his office at nine o’clock one evening, when the following telegraphic dispatch was put into his... ...t hun- dred tons burden, and five hundred horse-power, was due at eleven o’clock a.m. on Wednesday, the 9th of October, at Suez. The Mongolia plied re... ...s now half-past ten. “The steamer doesn’t come!” he exclaimed, as the port clock struck. “She can’t be far off now,” returned his companion. “How long...

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Sarrasine

By: Honoré de Balzac

...olous man, is subject in the midst of the most uproarious festivities. The clock on the Elysee-Bour- bon had just struck midnight. Seated in a window ... ... the South?” “Yes. And then?” “Why, I will come to your house about nine o’clock to- morrow evening, and elucidate this mystery for you.” “No,” she re... ...alous. “Until to-morrow,” she said to me, as she left the ball about two o’clock in the morning. “I won’t go,” I thought. “I give up. Y ou are a thous... ..., and be on the Rue du Corso, in front of the Hotel d’Espagne, about ten o’clock to-night.’ “‘I will be there,’ he replied, putting two louis in the d... ...eive how men could resist them. Tightly fitting white stockings with green clocks, short skirts, and the pointed, high-heeled slippers of Louis XV.’s ...

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Some Roundabout Papers

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...g what he had for dinner. He had mutton for dinner, at one 12 Thackeray o’clock, after which “he had to come to business.” And then came the point. W... ...ight keeps watch here and there, in what may be a sick chamber or two. The clock tolls sweetly in the silent air. Here is night and rest. An awful sen... ... I say, will have taken down all that holly stuff and non- sense about the clocks, lamps, and looking-glasses, the dear boys will be back at school, f... ...ers midnight and sets the pudding a-boiling, which is to feast us at six o’clock. I often think with gratitude of the famous Mr Nelson Lee — the autho... ...aret — oh, jolly! How cold it is!” says Bob; I pass on. “It’s only three o’clock,” says Bob. “No, only three,” I say meekly. “We dine at seven,” sighs...

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A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ien to engage the room immediately over- head. Lucien slept on till four o’clock in the afternoon, when he was awakened by Mme. de Bargeton’s servant,... ...n our inner history, and Mme. de Bargeton had been reflecting. About two o’clock that afternoon, Sixte du Chatelet made his appearance in the Rue de l... ...for she had kept her journey a profound secret, as she thought. At three o’clock the visitor was admitted. “I have risked a reprimand from headquarter... ...telet was so abrupt that it could not fail to strike Louise. Towards six o’clock that evening, when dinner was over, Mme. de Bargeton beckoned Lucien ... ...eration on a short visit to Paris—showy and uncomfortable. It was eleven o’clock when Lucien returned to his inn, having seen noth- ing as yet of Pari... ...le to send them to his address, and inquired for a hairdresser. At seven o’clock that evening he called a cab and drove away to the Opera, curled like... ...ed early. The next day was Sunday. He went to Louise’s lodging at eleven o’clock. Louise had not yet risen. At two o’clock he returned once more. “Mad... ...ords, he went to Hurbain’s to dine for two francs. Next morning, at nine o’clock, he went to the Rue Neuve- de-Luxembourg to upbraid Louise for her ba... ...he stayed outside in the street, watching the house till noon. At twelve o’clock Chatelet came out, looked at Lucien out of the corner of his eye, and...

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Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

By: Honoré de Balzac

...d pause in the grand symphony of Parisian uproar, which occurs about one o’clock in the morning, the wife of Mon- sieur Cesar Birotteau, a perfumer es... ...e can’t froth up his religion. Poor dear cat! he creeps to Mass at eight o’clock as slyly as if he were going to a bad house. He fears God for God’s s... ...ding merchants of Paris. To improve his knowledge, he rose daily at five o’clock, and read law-reports and books treating of commercial litigation. Hi... ...o take or leave. This morning I shall draw the deeds. Y ou have till one o’clock to make up your mind. Adieu; I am just on my way to read over the rou... ...ur premises. If you like, we will go and see Monsieur Molineux at eleven o’clock.” “My dear Monsieur Birotteau,” said the umbrella-man, “I have not as... ...It will be money well laid out. Give me the premises to-morrow at twelve o’clock, and have your workmen on the spot.” “How much it will cost, at a rou... ...and are always to be found on the terrace of the Place Louis XV . at two o’clock on the days of the fireworks, with a roll in their pockets so that th... ...f soiling herself by contact with them. The chimney-piece was adorned by a clock with two columns, between which was a dial-case that served as a pede... ...owered the stern and monumental character which paint- ers, sculptors, and clock-makers exaggerate. Of medium height, Pillerault was more thick-set th...

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Northanger Abbey

By: Jane Austen

...delightful place Bath is,” said Mrs. Allen as they sat down near the great clock, after parading the room till they were tired; “and how pleasant it w... ...is now half after one; we drove out of the inn-yard at Tetbury as the town clock struck eleven; and I defy any man in England to make my horse go less... ...ly twenty-five.” “You have lost an hour,” said Morland; “it was only ten o’clock when we came from T etbury.” “T en o’clock! It was eleven, upon my so... ...st, resolving to remain in the same place and the same employment till the clock struck one; and from habi- tude very little incommoded by the remarks... ...ate in the day for them to attend her friend into the house: “Past three o’clock!” It was inconceivable, incredible, impossible! And she would neither... ..., that it did not rain, which Catherine was sure it would not. At twelve o’clock, they were to call for her in Pulteney Street; and “Remem- ber—twelve... ...ck, they were to call for her in Pulteney Street; and “Remem- ber—twelve o’clock,” was her parting speech to her new friend. Of her other, her older, ... ... if the clouds would only go off, and the sun keep out.” At about eleven o’clock, however, a few specks of small rain upon the windows caught Catherin... ...though not heavy. Catherine went 61 Jane Austen every five minutes to the clock, threatening on each return that, if it still kept on raining another...

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A Tramp Abroad

By: Mark Twain

...r little boxed-up pulpits when the hours strike, and as promptly out again when the hour finishes. I entered an empty lec- ture-room one day just befo... ...e-room one day just before the clock struck. The place had simple, unpainted pine desks and benches for about two hundred persons. About a minute befo... ...clock struck, a hundred and fifty students swarmed in, rushed to their seats, immediately spread open their notebooks and dipped their pens in ink. Wh... ...except that the head undertakers shall ride to- gether, as is usual. The subordinates and mutes will go on foot, as is also usual. I will see you at e... ...d of the first act, and I could not trust myself to do it, for I felt that I should desert to stay out. There was another wait of half an hour toward ... ... acts but once before, and that was when the “Shaughraun” was played at Wallack’s. I was at a concert in Munich one night, the people were streaming i... ... scared, and had gone to bed with his head filled with Mark Twain 46 impending snaggings, and explosions, and conflagrations, and sudden death. About... ... Arthur’s stood in the center of the room; while the waiters were getting ready to serve Mark Twain 52 our dinner on it we all went out to see the re... ...-Age architecture. It has a massive portico and steps, before it, heavily balustraded, and adorned with life-sized rusty iron knights in complete armo...

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A Christmas Carol

By: Charles Dickens

...beggars implored him to bestow a trifle, no children asked him what it was o’clock, no man or woman ever once in all his life inquired the way to suc... ...s, and stamp ing their feet upon the pavement stones to warm them. The city clocks had only just gone three, but it was quite dark already — it had n... ...lve. It was past two when he went A Christmas Carol: Stave 2 18 to bed. The clock was wrong. An icicle must have got into the works. Twelve. He touch... ...ve. He touched the spring of his repeater, to correct this most preposterous clock. Its rapid little pulse beat twelve: and stopped. ‘Why, it isn’t po... ... Fezziwig alive again.’ Old Fezziwig laid down his pen, and looked up at the clock, which pointed to the hour of seven. He rubbed his hands; adjusted ... ...nk with his legs, and came upon his feet again with out a stagger. When the clock struck eleven, this domestic ball broke up. Mr and Mrs Fezziwig too... ...y core and centre of a blaze of ruddy light, which streamed upon it when the clock proclaimed the hour; and which, being only light, was more alarming... ...is own image; but another man stood in his accustomed corner, and though the clock pointed to his usual time of day for being there, he saw no likenes... ...the room; started at every sound; looked out from the window; glanced at the clock; tried, but in vain, to work with her needle; and could hardly bea...

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Bleak House

By: Charles Dickens

... and take possession of my house, which I vacate for her this day at one o’clock, P .M.,” and then with the utmost seriousness, and in the most emphat... ...e weathercock, or in the barking of the dogs, or in the slow striking of a clock. So, encountering presently a sweet smell of limes, whose rustling I ... ...xt day’s light awoke me, it was gone. My dear girl was to arrive at five o’clock in the afternoon. How to help myself through the intermediate time be... ...d conversation with me. I proposed to walk with him in the park at seven o’clock, and this was arranged. Mr. Skimpole soon afterwards appeared and mad... ...onde scension to the boys, was a sight. And thus we danced an hour by the clock. When the practice was concluded, Caddy’s husband made himself ready ... ... appointment for our fetching away your things. There goes the hour by the clock! T ony”—Mr. Guppy becomes mysteriously and tenderly eloquent—”it is n... ...s many moments as you please. Time is no object here. We never know what o’clock it is, and we never care. Not the way to get on in life, you’ll tell ... ... draw is near its journey’s end and drags over stony ground. All round the clock it labours up the broken steps, shattered and worn. Not many times ca... ...ut is inclined to doubt it by a minute or thereabouts. There is a splendid clock upon the staircase, famous, as splendid clocks not often are, for its...

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The Pit a Story of Chicago

By: Frank Norris

... of All. F. N. NEW YORK June 4, 1901. 5 Frank Norris I I I I I AT EIGHT O’CLOCK in the inner vestibule of the Audito- rium Theatre by the window of t... ...he whole neighbourhood was alive, and this, though it was close upon one o’clock in the morning! “Why, what is it all?” she murmured. Corthell could n... ...l be right down and see to it so soon as I’m dressed.” It was nearly ten o’clock before breakfast, such as it was, was over. They ate it on the kitche... ...these curtains afterward. Inwardly I’m a ravening wolf.” It was past one o’clock by the time that luncheon, “picked up” though it was, was over. By th... ...of wife or mother, or daughter or sister—they passed every day from nine o’clock till evening? It was a life in which women had no part, and in which,... ...er foot and looking into the fire. For a long time neither spoke. A little clock of brass and black marble began to chime, very prettily, the half hou... ...of the Board of Trade Building, only a few steps away. It was about nine o’clock; the weather was mild, the sun shone. La Salle Street swarmed with th... ...elf in the corridor on the ground floor of the Board of Trade about nine o’clock. He had just come out of the office of Gretry, Converse & Co., where ... ...vous, fastidi- ous taps of their yellow beaks. Landry cast a glance at the clock beneath the dial on the wall behind him. It was twenty-five minutes a...

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Some Christmas Stories

By: Charles Dickens

...ere were French-polished tables, chairs, bed- steads, wardrobes, eight-day clocks, and various other articles of domestic furniture (wonderfully made,... ...or a horse’s tramp, or the rattling of a chain. Or else, there is a turret-clock, which, at the midnight hour, strikes thirteen when the head of the f... ...ay-time, unless poorly; and which I usually leave in the morning at nine o’clock, on pretence of going to business. I take my breakfast—my roll and bu... ...es Dickens pens to be cold. I get through the day in this way until five o’clock, and then I dine: at a cost, on the average, of one and threepence. H... ...e my cup of tea, and perhaps my bit of toast. So, as the large hand of the clock makes its way round to the morning hour again, I make my way round to...

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Dombey and Son

By: Charles Dickens

... the umbrella-mender, and the man who trilled the little bell of the Dutch clock as he went 28 Dombey & Son along. It was soon gone again to return n... ...sion, he would have believed in a conspiracy against it on part of all the clocks and watches in the City, and even of the very Sun itself. Such as he... ...the state of the weather, it often blew great guns. It is half-past five o’clock, and an autumn afternoon, when the reader and Solomon Gills become ac... ...ter, and said, without any introductory remark: ‘I suppose he could make a clock if he tried?’ ‘I shouldn’t wonder, Captain Cuttle,’ returned the boy.... ...e, making a species of ser- pent in the air with his hook. ‘Lord, how that clock would go!’ For a moment or two he seemed quite lost in contemplat- in... ...eys to Banbury Cross and back, took sharp note of the furniture, the Dutch clock, the cupboard, the castle on the mantel-piece with red and green wind... ...City; also to wait at the street corner where she would be left, until the clock struck three. These directions Mrs Brown enforced with assurances tha... ...udible. Pointing out this gate- way , and informing Florence that when the clocks struck three she was to go to the left, Mrs Brown, after making a pa... ...n the street, and more and more bewildered by it; and in the meanwhile the clocks appeared to have made up their minds never to strike three any more....

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The Princess

By: Alfred Lord Tennyson

...ectric shock Dislinked with shrieks and laughter: round the lake A little clock-work steamer paddling plied And shook the lilies: perched about the ... ...garden and half house; But scarce could hear each other speak for noise Of clocks and chimes, like silver hammers falling On silver anvils, and the sp... ...e tendance in the all-weary noons, And watches in the dead, the dark, when clocks Throbbed thunder through the palace floors, or called On flying Time...

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Spoon River Anthology

By: Edgar Lee Masters

...as a hazy sky, a few stars Which I followed as best I could. It was nine o’clock, I was trying to get home. But somehow I was lost, Though really keep... ... or greater: For as a boy I made balloons And wondrous kites and toys with clocks And little engines with tracks to run on And telephones of cans and ... ...ss a part of the question Of what the drama means. Zilpha Marsh AT four o’clock in late October I sat alone in the country school-house Back from the... ...dy voters, and the cries of chieftains Who manned the battle. But at ten o’clock The liberals bellowed fraud, and at the polls The rival candidates gr... ...d something— 93 At first you will know not what they mean, 114 At four o’clock in late October 117 B Back and forth, back and forth, to and from th...

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David Copperfield Volume One Chapters One through Twenty-Eight

By: Charles Dickens

... I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began... ... the other side, and carried her eyes on, like a Saracen s Head in a Dutch clock, un- til they reached my mother. Then she made a frown and a gesture ... ... This was in part confirmed by his aunt, who saw him at half past twelve o clock, soon after his release, and affirmed that he was then as red as I wa... ...ully clean inside, and as tidy as possible. There was a table, and a Dutch clock, and a chest of drawers, and on the chest of draw- ers there was a te... ...third evening of our visit, and by Mrs. Gummidge s looking up at the Dutch clock, between eight and nine, and say- ing he was there, and that, what wa... ...th great bitterness. Accordingly, when Mr. Peggotty came home about nine o clock, this unfortunate Mrs. Gummidge was knitting in her corner, in a very... ...out upon himself with boiled beef. We had started from Yarmouth at three o clock in the afternoon, and we were due in London about eight next morning.... ... sleep. Mr. Barkis the carrier was to call for me in the morning at nine o clock. I got up at eight, a little 131 David Copperfield Vol. I giddy fr... ...vol- ume of my life, will never pass out of my memory. It was almost ten o clock before we heard the sound of wheels. We all got up then; and my mothe...

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Sons of the Soil

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ir base and broadening at the middle. The main building is sur- rounded by clock-towers and sundry modern turrets, with galleries and vases more or le... ...ge church, which is nothing more than a tumble-down building with a wooden clock- tower which appears to hold up a roof of broken tiles. One comfortab... ...rs; a Parisian is there- fore compelled to be alone from eight to eleven o’clock, the hour chosen in all country-houses for breakfast. Now, hav- ing g... ...ry nature, the gardens of Conches are seen, with the village roofs and the clock-tower and the outlying fields. There are the two paragraphs, but the ... ... court is up.’ If he had wanted to find the cows he’d have gone at seven o’clock in the morning. But that didn’t suit Michaud, and Brunet has had to b... ...et- tee, the high-backed chairs covered with tapestry, the con- soles, the clocks, the tall embroidery frames, the tables, the lustres, hidden away in... ...opy to which embroidered mus- lin curtains are fastened—stood an alabaster clock between 150 Sons of the Soil two candelabra covered with gauze and f... ...ket fastened to the wall opposite to the window was a common but excellent clock. The curtains, which squeaked upon their rods, were at least fifty ye... ...ural, the other whetted by his training in a cloister. It was about four o’clock when Vaudoyer left the tavern of the Grand-I-Vert to consult the form...

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