From life of Pushkin...
Once Petrushevsky broke his watch and sent for Pushkin. Pushkin arrived, had a look at Petrushevsky's watch and put it back on the chair.
'What do you say then, Pushkin old mate?' -- asked Petrushevsky.
'It's a stop-machine' -- said Pushkin.
Daniil Ivanovič Harms