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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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Glaring Shadow : A Stream of Consciousness Novel

By: BS Murthy

...ld be laid waste thus. Maybe, to clear my vision as well as to set his mind at rest, he unwound himself, which I would rewind for man to readjust his clock of life. But then why not reveal his name when he is worth writing about? It’s because, the value of this tale lies not in his name, hallowed though, but in the hollowness of life he had led that is even as his name bec...

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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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Theater Airlift Management and Control : Should We Turn Back the Clock To Be Ready for Tomorrow?

By: Lieutenant Colonel Richard T. Devereaux, USAF
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The Dalian Panoptic

By: Valentino

...s, forms, beings, things, space, time and destinations, that my will governed, and all in only one point. I was almighty! Time laid dead in a languid clock over an infinite horizon, populated with floating mountains. There was Lucrecia, radiant, waiting my resolution...

...s, forms, beings, things, space, time and destinations, that my will governed, and all in only one point. I was almighty! Time laid dead in a languid clock over an infinite horizon, populated with floating mountains. There was Lucrecia, radiant, waiting my resolution...

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Crossroads

By: Ms. Mrs. Winifred Henry; Adinas Henry

...y painted green and cream walls, at times, reaching out, in mythical movements, towards the well baked off-white of the ceiling. A loud ticking alarm clock, from its place of importance on the mantle-piece, disturbed the silence of the room, acting like a hypnotist’s metronome on the man sleeping in the deep old fashioned arm chair. Singed hair tumbled boyishly about his o...

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My Dear Sister-in-law

By: Manohar Asija

...had so transpired that during the very second class of the day, the lecturer (teacher), suspending the lesson, announced that it was going to be 11 o’clock in a while; therefore , the class will stand up and observe two-minute silence to pay homage to the Father of the Nation. By this time, the turn to the left for entering the bazaar had been reached, the Professor stopp...

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The Crack in the Bomb : A Novel

By: Alexander Michael Schaffer
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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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Corpus of a Siam Mosquito

By: Steven David Justin Sills

... life), so Kazem in darkness came to his startled awakenings with an alarm clock as well as the alarm of and in his own brain that yearned for sustena... ...limbing over a mountain range. She would not only glance up at the kitchen clock but also the window as if expecting the snow to be melted and birds s...

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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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The Cricket on the Hearth

By: Charles Dickens

...hope! The kettle began it, full five minutes by the little waxy faced Dutch clock in the corner, before the Cricket uttered a chirp. As if the clock ... ...d fell, flashing and gleaming on the little Haymaker at the top of the Dutch clock, until one might have thought he stood stock still before the Moor... ...asms, two to the second, all right and regular. But, his sufferings when the clock was going to strike, were frightful to behold; and, when a Cuckoo ... ...n. Nor was he startled without reason; for these rattling, bony skeletons of clocks are very disconcerting in their opera tion, and I wonder very muc... ...g for their own lower selves; and they might know better than to leave their clocks so very lank The Cricket on the Hearth Charles Dickens 4 and u... ...bject to that — lighted a candle, glanced at the Haymaker on the top of the clock, who was getting in a pretty average crop of minutes; and looked o... ... The bright fire, blazing up again, acknowledged it! The little Mower on the clock, in his unheeded work, ac knowledged it! The Carrier, in his smoot... ... And as he soberly and thoughtfully puffed at his old pipe, and as the Dutch clock ticked, and as the red fire gleamed, and as the Cricket chirped; th... ... any combination of cir cumstances. CHAPTER III Chirp the Third The Dutch clock in the corner struck Ten, when the Car rier sat down by his firesi...

...say which of them began it; but, I say the kettle did. I ought to know, I hope! The kettle began it, full five minutes by the little waxy faced Dutch clock in the corner, before the Cricket uttered a chirp....

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Captain Burle

By: Emile Zola

... Zola CAPTAIN BURLE by Emile Zola CHAPTER I THE SWINDLE I T WA S NINE O’CLOCK. The little town of V auchamp, dark and silent, had just retired to b... ...nce: “Petticoat Burle is done for; he’s a buried man!” It was nearly ten o’clock when Major Laguitte furiously flung the door of the cafe open. For a ... ...iddle class household gathered in concord around their fireside. At nine o’clock Burle woke up, yawned and announced that he was going off to bed; he ... ...up to her room; she was, indeed, a regular hen, snor ing the round of the clock without waking. “No need to disturb anybody,” said Laguitte on the la... ...rough the darkness to the Rue des Recollets, which he reached about nine o’clock. The street door was still unlocked, and on going up he stood panting... ...ned her. “Where is Burle?” he asked. “Oh, he has been snoring since nine o’clock. Would you like to knock at his door?” “No, no, I only wanted to have...

...Excerpt: It was nine o?clock. The little town of Vauchamp, dark and silent, had just retired to bed amid a chilly No vember rain. In the Rue des Recollets, one of the narrowest and most deserted streets of the district of Saint- Jean, a single wind...

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The Commission in Lunacy

By: Honoré de Balzac

...sle of Bourbon, by the grateful writer. De Balzac. IN 1828, at about one o’clock one morning, two persons came out of a large house in the Rue du Faub... ...rument which applies the Code to individual cases with the indifference of clockwork. Hence, nature, having bestowed on M. Popinot a not too pleasing ... ...unhappy wretches swarmed in the early morning, would be deserted by nine o’clock, and as gloomy and squalid as ever. Bianchon put his horse to a trot ... ...f the fire, his hat between his knees, stared at the gilt chandeliers, the clock, and the curiosities with which the chimney-shelf was covered, the ve... ...ounted for: he had started from the gilt elephant sup- porting the chimney-clock, examining all this luxury, and had ended by reading this woman’s sou... ...l send to Ma- dame Jeanrenaud to call on me in my private office at four o’clock, to make her explain the facts which concern her, for she is compromi... ...he Mar- quis’ new form of insanity. When Popinot arrived at about twelve o’clock, accompanied by his clerk, the portress, when asked for M. d’Espard, ... ...olving front, an ordinary office table, and on the chimney- shelf, a dingy clock and two old candlesticks. The old man led the way for Popinot and his...

...Excerpt: IN 1828, at about one o?clock one morning, two persons came out of a large house in the Rue du Faubourg Saint- Honore, near the Elysee-Bourbon. One was the famous doctor, Horace Bianchon; the other was one of the most elegant men in Paris, the Baron...

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Today's Take on Einstein's Relativity

By: Homer B. Titon and Florentin Smarandache

...hysical laws can do so... The idea of the measuring rod and the idea of the clock contained with it in the theory of relativity do not find their e... ...respondence in the real world. It is also clear that the solid body and the clock do not in the conceptual edifice of physics play the part of irred... ...ased that on the shrinking of lengths to zero, 6 and the slowing of clocks as the speed of light is approached. This leads to our second non... ...2] Einstein himself, in his 1905 paper, specifically took the rate of a clock's timekeeping to be velocity-dependent only. However [there are] t... ... which we know something certain. "Immaterial"? Consider that an atomic clock will run slower in a stronger gravitational field but a pendulum c... ... frame moving with the rocket and the parameter τ is the time measured by a clock in the rocket. The units used in these equations are “natural coo... ...roaches infinity. But the navigator in the rocket after one year of rocket clock time thinks he should have exceeded the velocity of light because ... ... instant of the rocket’s proper time (proper time is the time measured by a clock in the rocket). We will also need to use some principles from te... ...n which it began to accelerate. Note that the proper time as measured by a clock on the rocket, τ , is the parameter in the equations of motion. ...

...relations of real things, but only geometry together with the purport of physical laws can do so... The idea of the measuring rod and the idea of the clock contained with it in the theory of relativity do not find their exact correspondence in the real world. It is also clear that the solid body and the clock do not in the conceptual edifice of physics play the part of irr...

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The Mystery of Jamieson Stone

By: Jonathan Cross

...d the world panicked with fear around him. Jane Simmons looked at the huge, white-faced clock perched on the studio wall, and then to Stone who se... ...Terrazzo’s. It’s on twenty-third. I’m sure your chauffer can find it. Let’s meet at one o’clock, if that’s convenient?” Kensey agreed and hung up. ... ... after not being able to reach anyone of authority. Brand had timed it just before five o’clock, knowing that the upper management were either in di... ...umed she was drunk, or close to it. This would work to his advantage. It was only seven o’clock, but he apologized for the lateness of the hour. “I h... ...r, the security alarm should have gone off.” “Do you set the alarm?” “At exactly eight o’clock, each evening.” “And tonight?” “I may be old, sir, ... ...ss/Stone 55 CHAPTER 8 Brand decided to stop and talk with Mrs. Stone. The clock on his dash read five minutes to twelve. Maybe, he c... ... “What time did she get in last night?” “I had no idea that she left. I arrived at six o’clock this morning, my usual time, after a night off… I mu... ... that insufferable restaurant.” “Where then?” “At my apartment, and be discreet. Four o’clock, and don’t be late.” Kensey hung up. Brand wondered... ...e. Brand awoke, but well past the time he had always awakened. It was nine-thirty by the clock on the wall. Susan stood with her back to him as she ...

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Class Heroes: A Class Apart

By: Stephen Henning

...ife, say “hi” to the boys, and collapse into bed. He looked at the large digital clock at the front of the coach. It read 19:17. Towards the back ... ...it had been a while since he’d seen one that rotten. He cast a quick look at the clock: 19:28. It had been a long day. He had arrived at South Ealin... ...incident. There are no private rooms available and Philip is receiving round-the-clock care.” “You seem unable to answer a simple question, Doctor. ... ...ed by the hospital and the police, and we are expecting another update at five o’clock. The police are still refusing to confirm or deny the stories... ... a borderline-illegal plan that she was putting into operation today. At five o’clock exactly, in the late afternoon sunshine, Chief Superintendent... ...ncomfortable thoughts about the oddest of people? It was 01:39, according to the clock on her mobile phone – or her lifeline, as she was beginning t... ...ent Valley General at 6.30am. Her first broadcast wasn’t scheduled until eight o’clock, but Tommy – wonderful Tommy – had texted her at five o’clock... ...ommy. He explained that all hell had broken loose in the night. “At about two o’clock this morning, the fire alarms start going off. Somehow, five ... ...e’ll update you with the latest developments from Brent Valley General at nine o’clock. Back to Rebecca in the studio.” Seconds later Harden was at...

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Silence's Bell (Haiku)

By: Florentin Smarandache

...urn their backs to me. A dragon fly is stil strongly struggling within a clock... Our souls sail, huddled in saving boats. Vinyard harvested by t...

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Desert Dreams

By: Gracie C. Mckeever

...ress cool, long vacated. God, what time was it! She glanced at the bedside clock/radio, the LED reading not nearly enough to alarm her. Why is he up s... ......" Then again, maybe he had. Therese glanced at the towering grandfather clock in a far corner of the room and confirmed this notion when she saw th... ... were underway and amidst in his homeland and around the world. Around-the-clock news. History and current events. The Holocaust and ethnic cleansing.... ...taking you for a walk at..." She squinted at the illuminated digits of her clock radio across the room. "Marsh! It's after one. What is your prob—" So... ...e ya in the morning." She thought twice of warning him about her new alarm clock, finally decided against it. Let him get first-hand experience. She g... ...he one about the wise man traveling in the desert." Therese glanced at the clock above the china cabinet, noticed the early hour—earlier by an hour th... ... catch a shower, maybe brush the old chompers." She glanced at the kitchen clock and shook her head as she left his side, mumbling, "I cannot believe ... ...essing the rest will soon follow." Therese turned to glance at her bedside clock, nodding as she dabbed her eyes before turning back to Justice. "Can'... ... C. McKeever 308 Therese glanced over a shoulder at the LED readout on her clock/radio, registered an end to the stillness very soon as she thought of...

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