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The Cuckoo Clock

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Author: Wesley Barefoot
Published: 1954
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,852 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,314
Added to site: 2009.08.07 24920

You know a murderer preys on your household—lives with you—depends on you—and you have no defence!

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s covered up snugly. Sleeping soundly, too, and for a few seconds he'd thought she was awake. And Jean was waiting downstairs, Jean and a cool drink.

Oh, yes, stop in the bathroom.

The stairs wind up again. It is good to be with one's family, relaxed in the well known chair. Not a worry in the world.

He sat there, his mind at ease, not caring much about anything. He didn't even look up when the clock on the mantel whirred, and the ridiculous bird popped out of its nest to herald a new day.

Transcriber's Note:

This etext was produced from Amazing Stories March 1954. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed. Minor spelling and typographical errors have been corrected without note.

End of the Project Gutenberg EBook of The Cuckoo Clock, by Wesley Barefoot


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Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
Sardo Weems

All three of Jim and Jean's children have been killed in accidents, leaving only their foster child Joanna. But that's the way the cuckoo chick operates, so what's the problem?

Good, short, story, slightly creepy.


A short story about a possible conspiracy theory. It's ok.



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