Inspirational English, Issue 40, 2017 Inspirational English, Issue 40, Sep Oct2017 - Page 12

Salon Piece

Reader ’ s corner

Old , Mr . Sackville sat in his old , rocking chair , gazing fondly at the pure gold clock perched on top of his pile of old , yellowish magazines — an award he had received on his first day of work . Today had been his first day of work , a memorable day that would precede some 35 years of labor . He thought of the elaborate party earlier that day , with all the new faces , lots of waving , clapping , the sheer merriment . And , yes , amidst all the excitement his new boss had presented to him this marvelous gold clock .
The clock was unique in design and quite expertly crafted . From the front , it was a perfect semi-circle , with the face of the clock set in the middle . Around it , and all over the semi-circle surface , strands of silver were etched into the gold , in a vintage flower-and-leaf pattern . Near the bottom of the clock was inscribed the words , ‘
’ in beautiful italic script . Old Mr . Sackville — soon to be young Mr . Sackville — marveled as the clock hands move at their own right speed … from 12 to 11 , to 10 … 3 , 2 , 1 , and then back to twelve . He remembered with amusement what he had read somewhere before — that far , far away in clock hands move the other way around , because goes the other way around . Of , course , that might well be just a story . , he thought ,
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Reader’s corner Salon Piece Old, Mr. Sackville sat in his old, rocking chair, gazing fondly at the pure gold clock perched on top of his pile of old, yellowish magazines—an award he had received on his first day of work. Today had been his first day of work, a memorable day that would precede some 35 years of labor. He thought of the elaborate party earlier that day, with all the new faces, lots of waving, clapping, the sheer merriment. And, yes, amidst all the excitement his new boss had presented to him this marvelous gold clock. The clock was unique in design and quite expertly crafted. From the front, it was a perfect semi-circle, with the face of the clock set in the middle. Around it, and all over the semi-circle surface, strands of silver were etched into the gold, in a vintage flower-and-leaf pattern. Near the bottom of the ’ in clock was inscribed the words, ‘ beautiful italic script. Old Mr. Sackville—soon to be young Mr. Sackville— marveled as the clock hands move at their own right speed…from 12 to 11, to 10…3, 2, 1, and then back to twelve. He ɕɕݥѠ͕ЁݡЁɕͽݡɔɗP)ѡЁȰȁ݅䁥)͔)ѽ)́ٔѡѡȁ݅䁅ɽչ)́ѡѡȁ݅䁅ɽչ=͔ѡЁЁݕ(ѡ՝а(