My Watch - An Instructive Little Tale

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My Watch - An Instructive Little Tale
My uncle William (now deceased, alas!) used to say that a good horse was, a good horse until it had run away once, and that a good watch was a good watch until the repairers got a chance at it. And he used to wonder what became of all the unsuccessful tinkers, and gunsmiths, and shoemakers, and engineers, and blacksmiths; but nobody could ever tell him.
 
 

This tale was first published in the journal Galaxy, the forerunner of Atlantic Monthly, in 1870.

 

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