Farewell to the speaking clock

 

Sir, – Can we now ring the silent clock just to be sure? – Yours, etc,

ROBERT SULLIVAN,

Bantry, Co Cork.

Sir, – Overheard in a Blessington shop two generations ago. Customer: Me mother sent me in for a clock. Shopkeeper: I have an eight-day clock there. Customer: An eight-day clock? Shopkeeper: Yes. It goes for eight days without winding. Customer: How long would it go if you wound it? – Yours, etc,

MATTIE LENNON,

Blessington,

Co Wicklow.