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First Line: Every tick and every tock
Last Line: "has molly dropped down dead?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Clocks; Time

EVERY tick and every tock
That comes from my old clock,
Keeps time to Molly's step;
And when it cries "Cuckoo,"
Her hand should knock below.

Unless -- for now I see
The clock looks down at me
With a white and silent face;
It stops, and not one beat
Keeps time to Molly's feet.

Then, staring at that clock,
Whose every tick and tock
Should be one step of hers,
"Why have you stopped," I said --
"Has Molly dropped down dead?"

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