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National Clock Day
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Tick, Tock, Fix the Clock
By Beth A. Beutler
1 Grandpa loved clocks. He had lots of them. They were in his basement. Every time I went down the stairs, I would hear a million tick-tock, tick-tocks. On the hour, all kinds of chimes would ring. I loved it down there. Grandpa always let me explore his clocks.
2 I remember times when Grandpa would repair clocks. People learned that he liked to work on clocks, so they brought him their broken clocks. I was with him one day when Mrs. Anders brought him one.
3 "This clock doesn't run," she said.
4 "They aren't supposed to," Grandpa replied with a twinkle in his eye.
5 "What?" Mrs. Anders said.
6 "They are supposed to keep time, not run. They have no legs."
7 Mrs. Anders laughed. I rolled my eyes. I had heard that joke many times before.
8 "Seriously," Mrs. Anders continued, "I wind it, but it only keeps time for about four hours. Then it quits."
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English Reading Comprehension: Tick, Tock, Fix the Clock
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