Sunday, 23 July 2017

A Cloud Shadow

Everard questions Heidhin, who is difficult. Suddenly:

"A cloud shadow swept over the men..."
-Poul Anderson, "Star of the Sea" IN Anderon, Time Patrol (Riverdale, NY, 2006), 8, p. 536.

The shadow darkens Heidhin's face and seems to "...whet..." his "...piercing stare."

This is our old friend, the pathetic fallacy, which is as natural to Poul Anderson as rich vocabulary and correct grammar.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And this shadowing of Heidhin's face and "whetting" of his gaze also reminded me of the ambiguous and ominous Odin!