Poor Mr. Bear. When Mrs. Bear’s loud snores prevent him from falling asleep in their bed, Mr. Bear decides to find somewhere else to sleep. Alas, no matter which part of the house he goes, peace and, consequently, sleep continue to evade him.
Mr. Winky loves all the different sounds made by the clocks in his cheerful little shop — that is, until Mr Glum enters the shop one day and summarily dismisses them as “awful noise” through which he can’t hear himself think.
Anyone who has had trouble sleeping due to the din created by less-than-considerate housemates and neighbours will empathise with the poor owl in this story, who is in the same boat.