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Sticky: Nenien C. McPherson, Jr. on Time!

In one McGuffey’s Reader there is a story about the clock that had been running for a long, long time on the mantelpiece.

One day the clock began to think about how many times during the year ahead it would have to tick.  It counted up the seconds – 31,536,000 in the year – and the old clock just got too tired and said, “I can’t do it!” and stopped right there.

When somebody reminded the clock that it did not have to tick the 31,536,000 seconds all at one time, but rather one by one, it began to run again and everything was all right.

Nenien C. McPherson, Jr.

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