Now, then, sit up in that chair, and set your eye on that clock
I entered an empty lecture-room one day just before the clock
Well, after a long time I heard the clock
away off in the town go boom -- boom -- boom -- twelve licks; and all still again -- stiller than ever.
He waited yet one, two, three moments, to let his pause complete and perfect its spell upon the house; then, when through the profound hush he could hear the ticking of the clock
on the wall, he put out his hand and took the Indian knife by the blade and held it aloft where all could see the sinister spots upon its ivory handle; then he said, in a level and passionless voice:
When it seemed to him that it must be nearly daylight, he heard the clock
At that moment, the clock
on the mantlepiece gave its warning click and the first stroke of twelve struck.
Electric bells and speaking-tubes afforded communication with the lower stories; while on the mantel stood an electric clock
, precisely like that in Mr.
de Treville's clock
three-quarters of an hour, "but I thought, as it was yet only twenty-five minutes past nine, it was not too late to wait upon you.
Dantes, perceiving the affectionate eagerness of his father, responded by a look of grateful pleasure; while Mercedes glanced at the clock
and made an expressive gesture to Edmond.
exclaimed the duke, who from time to time looked at the clock
, the fingers of which seemed to move with sickening slowness.
His blue handkerchief was spread over his knees, as was usual indoors, when it was not hanging over his head; and he sat watching what went forward with the quiet OUTWARD glance of healthy old age, which, disengaged from any interest in an inward drama, spies out pins upon the floor, follows one's minutest motions with an unexpectant purposeless tenacity, watches the flickering of the flame or the sun-gleams on the wall, counts the quarries on the floor, watches even the hand of the clock
, and pleases itself with detecting a rhythm in the tick.
Either he dodged, however, or my aim was inaccurate; for all I accomplished was the demolition of the crystal which protected the dial of the clock
upon the mantel-piece.