Seconds literally ticked away on the old grandfather clock in the next room.
Her grandfather knew my father a long time ago.
I guess my grandfather was at one time a friend of Mr. Tim's.
Your grandfather never said he found him.
He first asserted his power by literally throwing to the dogs the last of his boyar tyrants, and shortly afterwards announced his intention of assuming the title of tsar, a title which his father and grandfather had coveted but never dared to assume publicly.