Quotation by Robert Benchley

Down in the living room I have a clock which is called a "four-hundred-day" clock, which is supposed to run 400 days without winding. This feat seems to be accomplished by arranging four large cherries on a rotating stem which hangs out of the works of the clock (clearly visible through the glass cover) and they go slowly round one way and then slowly round the other until the person who is watching them has gone mad.
Robert Benchley (1889–1945), U.S. writer, humorist. Chips Off the Old Benchley, "What Time Is It?" Harper & Brothers (1949).
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