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It seemed to him that he stood in the midst of a great hall, dark and silent save for the ticking of a great clock.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
I sat staring at the clock for some time and, when its ticking began to irritate me, I left the room.
Far away we could hear the deep tones of the parish clock, which boomed out every quarter of an hour.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
There was a clock on the middle of the mantelpiece, with a picture of a town painted on the bottom half of the glass front, and a round place in the middle of it for the sun, and you could see the pendulum swinging behind it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Context
At last he was satisfied that time had ceased and eternity begun; he began to doze, in spite of himself; the clock chimed eleven, but he did not hear it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
In reality, such remembrances are rather unpleasant: every sin, every evil thought, may, like a clock with alarm or chimes, be repeated at pleasure; then the question is if we can trust ourselves to give an account of every unbecoming word in our heart and on our lips.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
Having talked a little while, and noticing that Vronsky glanced at the clock, Yashvin asked her whether she would be staying much longer in Petersburg, and unbending his huge figure reached after his cap.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At the moment when she had moved away to the big clock to compare it with her watch, someone drove up.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The head butler, napkin on arm, was scanning the setting of the table, making signs to the footmen, and anxiously glancing from the clock to the door by which the prince was to enter.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And at once, as a clock begins to strike and chime as soon as the minute hand has completed a full circle, this change was shown by an increased activity, whirring, and chiming in the higher spheres.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Not a word was spoken when we first went in; and the Dutch clock by the dresser seemed, in the silence, to tick twice as loud as usual.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context