The cuckoo-clock was chirping out its five small notes from the cheerful interior, and the Curator was remarking upon it.
"It is still too early," he thought, looking at the hairdresser's cuckoo-clock, that pointed to the hour of nine.
Midnight struck, and the little hands of the cuckoo-clock on the mantel crept slowly round to one.
For quite a minute he raged silently, and any cuckoo-clock which had strayed within his reach would have had a bad time of it.
Stefan showed them a magnet, and made the cuckoo-clock strike to amuse them.
Then at last the cuckoo-clock had chimed and the wooden bird, with trembling tail, had made its jerky obeisance.
I know, because I went to the shop Friday morning on pretence of asking for a cuckoo-clock.'
It was half-past four, if the sharp little note of a cuckoo-clock, snapping out one, told the time correctly.
Seven clear calls from the cuckoo-clock rang out from the room beyond, followed by a woman's smothered cry.