Es ist Mitternacht, nie war sonst Cardillac zu dieser Stunde wach, er pflegte sich auf den Schlag neun Uhr zur Ruhe zu begeben.
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It is midnight, Cardillac has never been up at this time, he used to go to bed at nine o'clock sharp.
Translated by bf2010 5421 2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Vorschlag Bernard: 'he usually/normally went to bed on the stroke of nine.
If you say 'he used to', it means he did it in the past, but not anymore, but it is his normal habit. :-)

by Merlin57 2 months, 1 week ago