Inga followed these instructions and when klik appeared in answer to his summons the boy requested an audience of the Nome King.
The Nome King sent klik for another crown and ordered his workmen to repair the one that was damaged.
However, klik presently came to them, laughing at their discomfiture, and led them back to their bedchambers.
He left the room, accompanied by klik, who had now rejoined his master, and by Rinkitink riding upon Bilbil.
Then klik pressed a secret spring and a section of the wall opened and disclosed the corridor where Prince Inga stood facing them.
Then the Nome King whispered a moment in the ear of klik, who nodded and left the room.
1580s, of imitative origin (cf. Dutch and East Frisian klikken "to click; Old French clique "tick of a clock"). The figurative sense, in reference usually to persons, "hit it off at once, become friendly upon meeting" is from 1915, perhaps based on the sound of a key in a lock. Related: Clicked; clicking.
1610s, from click (v.). Click-beetle attested from 1830.
A slight sharp sound, such as that heard from the heart during systole.