Posted by Pamela on May 20, 2007
In Reply to: Explain please posted by Smokey Stover on May 20, 2007
: : Can anyone explain the meaning of the following sentence: A black cutout of a human shadow oozed across the first page of Chapitre Quatre.
: Unless Chapitre Quatre is Chapter 4 of an e-book, you have a remarkable graphics accomplishment at this location. A black cutout is presumably meant to indicate a silhouette, so the human shadow would be represented in silhouette. If it oozed its way across the page, we are talking either about an e-book (electronic book) or a miracle.
"The Lottery" by Beth Goobie. A young adult fiction novel in which a secret society (known as "Shadow Council") operating at the school summons it's victims by leaving messages on the back of human-shaped paper cutouts. This particular message is inserted in Chapter 4 of a French text-book. "Oozed" is a strange word to describe the action of an actionless paper doll stuck between two pages, but perhaps it was intended to make the "shadow" sound sinister. Pamela