Kelly Xu
The fellow down at the Salvage Department fierce that it shouldn't be thrown away?? It was early still, but Tom had already walked to Primrose Hill and back. He didn't sleep late anymore, nor deeply. Not after the months in France, living by his wits in retreat. He woke with the birds, the sparrows in particular, a family of whom had taken up digs on his sill. It had been a mistake, perhaps, to feed them, but the bread had been mouldy to begin with and the fellow down at the Salvage Department fierce that it shouldn't be thrown away. It was the heat of the room and the steam from the boiler turning Tom's bread to mould. I would like to know what does "and the fellow down at the Salvage Department fierce that it shouldn't be thrown away" in this paragraph mean. Thanks in advance.
Mar 18, 2014 6:16 AM
Answers · 1
It doesn't make much sense like this. Are you sure there is not a word missing? Fierce is an adjective and we need something else to go before it. E.g. was fierce. But even this doesn't make sense in this sentence. "..said fiercely that..' would be better.
March 18, 2014
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Kelly Xu
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English