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Westertoren clock

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

Anne loves the sound of the Westertoren clock, which signals every quarter of an hour. To her, it feels like a faithful friend. It is reassuring. One night when it fails to chime while they are sitting in silence because there is a burglar outside, she feels deserted and afraid.

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