Listenthe tape then answer the question below. 听录音，然后回答以下问题。 Was the vicar pleased that the clock was striking? Why?
Our vicaralways raising money for one cause or another, but he has never managedget enough moneyhave the church clock repaired. The big clock which usedstrike the hours day and night was damaged many years ago and has been silent ever since. One night, however, our vicar work up with a start: the clock was striking the hours! Looking at his watch, he saw that it was one o'clock, but the bell struck thirteen times before it stopped. Armed with a torch, the vicar went up into the clock towersee what was going on. In the torchlight, he caught sight of a figure whom he immediately recognized as Bill Wilkins, our local grocer. 'Whatever are you doing up here Bill?' asked the vicar in surprise. 'I'm tryingrepair the bell,' answered Bill. 'I've been coming up here night after night for weeks now. You see,was hopinggive you a surprise.' 'You certainly did give me a surprise!' said the vicar. 'You've probably woken up everyone in the village as well. Still, I'm glad the bellworking again.' That's the trouble, vicar,' answered Bill. 'It's working all right, but I'm afraid that at one o'clock it will strike thirteen times and there's nothingcan do about it." We'll get usedthat, Bill,' said the vicar. "Thirteennot as good as one, but it's better than nothing. Now let's go downstairs and have a cup of tea.'