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" Hands made a vain effort to continue their course ; the Wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the Weights hung speechless. Each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the others. At length the Dial instituted a formal inquiry as to the cause of... "
The Wesleyan juvenile offering - Page 46
by Wesleyan Methodist missionary society - 1849
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Model First[-fourth] Reader ...

John Russell Webb - 1876
...vain effort to continue their course; the wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the weights hung speechless ; each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the others. faint tick was heard below from the pendulum, who thus spoke : 4. " I confess myself to be the sole...
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The Fourth Reader

William Torrey Harris, Andrew Jackson Rickoff, Mark Bailey - Children's literature - 1878 - 248 pages
...ineffectual effort to continue their course; the Wheels remained motionless with surprise; the Weights hung speechless. Each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the others. 2. At length the Dial instituted a formal inquiry into the cause of the stop, when Hands, Wheels, Weights,...
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McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader, Volume 5

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers - 1879 - 352 pages
...continue their course; the wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the weights hung speechless; and each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the...weights, with one voice, protested their innocence. 2. But now a faint tick was heard below from the pendulum, who spoke thus: "I confess myself to be...
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First (-Fourth) reader

H.J. Infield - 1879
...ineffectual effort to continue their course; the Wheels remained motionless with surprise: the Weights hung speechless. Each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the others. 2. At length the Dial instituted a formal inquiry into the cause of the stoppage, when Hands, Wheels,...
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Stories for standard i (-vi).

mrs. William Thomas Greenup - 1880
...ineffectual effort to continue their course, the wheels remained motionless with surprise, the weights hung speechless ; each member felt disposed to lay the...others. At length the dial instituted a formal inquiry into the cause of the stop, when hands, wheels, weights, with one voice protested their innocence;...
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The Fifth Reader

E.H. Butler & Co - Readers - 1853 - 384 pages
...ineffectual effort to continue their course ; the wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the weights hung speechless : each member felt disposed to lay the...weights, with one voice protested their innocence. 3. But now a faint tick was heard below, from the pendulum, who thus spoke : " I confess myself to...
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Chambers's graduated readers, Book 5

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1884
...ineffectual effort to continue their course, the wheels remained motionless with surprise, the weights hung speechless, each member felt disposed to lay the blame...others. At length the dial instituted a formal inquiry into the cause of the stop, when hands, wheels, weights, with one voice, protested their innocence;...
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The Theory of the School

Howard Sandison - Education, Primary - 1886 - 484 pages
...ineffectual effort to continue their course ; the Wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the Weights hung speechless. Each member felt disposed to lay the blame...others. At length the Dial instituted a formal inquiry into the cause of the stop, when Hands, Wheels, Weights, with one voice protested their innocence....
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A Present to Youths & Young Men, Volume 1

Young men - 1891
...hung speechless ; the hands felt it impossible to indicate the right time. Each member felt very much disposed to lay the blame on the others. At length the dial plate instituted a formal inquiry throughout the works as to the cause of the stagnation; when Hands,...
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In the Child's World: Morning Talks and Stories for Kindergartens, Primary ...

Emilie Poulsson - Children's stories - 1893 - 443 pages
...vain effort to continue their course ; the wheels remained motionless with surprise ; the weights hung speechless ; each member felt disposed to lay the blame on the others. At length the dial instituted an inquiry as to the cause of the stagnation, when hands, wheels, weights, with one voice, protested...
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