Keep the pendule; it will serve to remind you of the hours that may pass between the throne and the dagger.
My eye instantly perceived that the one pendule was still missing from his jacket.
The party was about to rise from play, when suddenly the "pendule" on the chimney-piece struck two.
It was a large Louis Seize pendule, and he knew it to be genuine of his own knowledge; he had bought it.
And then, taking a knife from his pocket, he cut the pendule off, leaving a bit of torn cloth on the side of his jacket.
Just at this moment, the pendule in the adjoining room struck six.
The party was about to rise from play, when suddenly the 'pendule' on the chimney-piece struck two.