How would you explain ‘eight-pager’ in the context?
The place called Potomac Academy is marvelous bad. A prison camp in brick buildings built to look like mansions, where native leaders called Officers rule over the captives. The Dormitory is a long house of beds like a hospital, with every patient required to go dead at Twenty One Hours. Lights Out means no more reading or else. In the morning the corpses rise again on command.
The strangest thing: the captive boys don’t seem to wish for escape. In class they take their orders and knuckle under, but the minute the officer leaves the room, they commence to rapping heads with inkwells and aping the language of radio men named Amos and Andy. In the dormitory they gawk at someone’s eight-pager with a girl called Sally Rand in it, naked with feathery fans. She looks like a cold baby bird.
How would you explain ‘eight-pager’ in the second passage?
By the way, is it possible that the ‘feathery fans’ in the last sentence of the same passage could mean wings?