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Penz
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:58:27 PM

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Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling.

Harry is in a dark tunnel where he finds a gigantic snake skin. He have a torch sort of light at the top of his wand.

"The light slid over a gigantic snake skin, of a vivid poisonous green, lying curled... "

Slid over?? Light??
Please help me understand.

FounDit
Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2021 10:47:12 PM

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Penz wrote:
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling.

Harry is in a dark tunnel where he finds a gigantic snake skin. He have a torch sort of light at the top of his wand.

"The light slid over a gigantic snake skin, of a vivid poisonous green, lying curled... "

Slid over?? Light??
Please help me understand.


It is simply describing the way the light appears as it moves along the body of the snake. It appears to "slide", but what is really happening is that Harry is moving the light along the long length of the snake.
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