Posted by Mike Field on January 19, 2019 at 17:41:52 user mikefield.
In Reply to: WH clarifications posted by Tiss Flower on January 19, 2019 at 03:29:35:
I think that the answer is, when first looking at the big hills he is looking a little east of north. Them as his view traverses to the left it swings through N to NNW where he can see the Beckfoot flagstaff. So in that sense he does indeed look left to see it -- left of his line of sight to the big hills.
However, it seems that the book is indeed wrong in this sense --
The text has, "...he... looked out through that great window, at the tarn, and then away to the left at the wonderful picture of the big hills at the head of the frozen lake."
His initial look from the barn was north to the tarn, so that his line of sight would move to the right in order for him to see the big hills next, not to the left as written.
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